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REPORTS AND PAPERS PRESENTED AT THE ANNUAL 
MEETING, MAY 21, i^i^ 

ALSO A LIST OF OFFICERS AND MEMBERS 
AND OF DONATIONS FOR THE YEAR 



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SAMUEL HART, 



President. 
Vice-Presidents. 



JAMES J. GOODWIxX, 

JAMES TERRY, 

RICHARD A. WHEELER, - - - 

MORRIS W. SEYMOUR, 

THEODORE S. GOLD, 

FRANK FARNSWORTH STARR, - 
ELLEX D. EARNED, - - - - - 
E. STEYENS HENRY, - - - - ' - 

Recording Secretary. 

ALBERT C. BATES, 

Corresponding Secretary. 

W. DeLOSS LOYE, 

Treasurer. 
JOHN E. MORRIS, - - - 

Librarian. 

ALBERT C. BATES, 

Auditor. 
JOSEPH G. WOODWARD, .... 

Membership Committee. 
SAMUEL HART, ex officio, .... 
JOSEPH G. WOODWARD, - - 

JULIUS GAY, 

JOHN E. MORRIS, 

HORACE E. MATHER, - - - - - 

JANE T. SMITH, 

ALBERT C. BATES, 

JOSEPH L. BLANCHARD, .... 



Library Committee. 



SAMUEL HART, .-.r officio, 
FRANCIS H. PARKER, - 
WILLISTON WALKER, - 
THOMAS S. WEAYER, - 



Publication Committee. 

SA^HTEL HART, ex officio, 

ALBERT C. BATES, 

LEVERETT BELKNAP, 

GEORGE S. GODARD, 

Committee on Monthly Papers. 

P. H. WOODWARD, .- 

CHARLES B. WHITING, - - - -^ - 
ARTHUR L. SHIPMAN, 



MiDDLETOWN. 

Hartford. 
New Haven. 
Stonincton. 
Bridgevort. 

Cornwall. 

MiDDLETOWN. 
ThOMI'SON. 

rockville. 
Hartford. 
Hartford. 
Hartford. 
Hartford. 
Hartford. 

MiDDLETOWN. 

Hartford. 
Farmingtox. 
Hartford. 
Hartford. 
Hartford. 
Hartford. 
Hartford. 

MiDDLETOWN. 

Hartf(^rd. 

New Haven. 

Hartford. 

MiDDLETOWN. 

Hartford. 
Hartford, 
Hartford. 

Hartford. 
Hartford. 
Hartford, 



Hcsobe 3ncorporatin^ 

CIk (Eonnccticut Btstorical Society 

passeb Hlay, ^825. 



Resolved by this Assembly, That John Trumbull, Thomas C. Erownell, 
Timothy Pitkin, John S. Peters, William W. Ellsworth, 'I'homas Day, Thomas 
Robins, Daniel Burhans, Thomas Hubbard, L^aac Toucey, Nathaniel S. 
Wheaton, George Sumner, Roger M. Sherman, William T. Williams. Martin 
Wells, Joseph Pattell, William Cooiey, Thomas IT. Gallaudet. Thomas S. 
Williams, Eli Todd, Walter Mitchell, George W. Doane, Samuel P. Woodward, 
S. H. Huntington, Samuel W. Dana, James Gould, Samuel xV. Foote, Nathan 
Johnson, Plawley Olmstead, Benjamin Trumbull, John Hall, and their asso- 
ciates and successors, be, and hereby are ordained, constituted and declared 
to be, forever hereafter, a body corporate, by the name of The Connecticut 
Historical Society, and by that name, they, their associates and successors shall 
and may have perpetual succession; shall be capable of suing and being sued, 
pleading and being impleaded, and also to purchase, receive, hold and convey 
any estate, real or personal, to an amount not exceeding thirty thousand 
dollars; and may have a common seal, and the same may alter at pleasure; 
may establish rules relative to the admission of future members; may orcain, 
establish, and put in execution such by-laws and regulations, not contrar}- to 
the provisions of this charter, or the laws of this State, as shaii be deemed 
necessary for the government of said corporation. 

The Governor of this State, the Lieutenant Governor, ana the Judges of the 
Superior Court, shall be ex officio members of the Society. 

Said corporation shall meet once a year for the choice of a President, Vice- 
President, Corresponding Secretary, Recording Secretary, Treasurer, and such 
other officers as may be designated from time to time by the by-la\\s of the 
Society. 

The first meeting of the Society shall be hoKlen at the State House in 
Hartford at such time as shall be designated by the IIonoralMe Joh.n Trumbull, 
notice thereof being previously given in one or more newspapers printed in 
Hartford. 

Provided, ne\ertheless, that this act of incorpi^ration siudl be subject to be 
revoked or altered, at the plea^^ure of the General Assembly. 



3y=iatr>5 of tf]e Socictij 



I. MEMBERS. 



1. The Society shall consist of Resident, Corresponding and Honorary 
Members. 

Resident members shall be persons residing in the State of Connecticut; and 
no other shall be entitled to vote in any meeting of the Society. 

Honorary and corresponding members shall be persons residing out of the 
State of Connecticut, and shall not be subject to any admission fee or tax. 

Honorary members shall be persons who may have rendered important public 
'service to the State of Connecticut, or to the cause of historic inquiry, or litera- 
ture generally. 

2. No person shall be voted for as an honorary, corresponding, or resident 
member, until at least one month after his nominatixDn by the Committee on 
Membership; and every such vote shall be taken by ballot, at a regular meet- 
ing, at which not less than ten members are present. 

3. Every nomination for the election of honorary or corresponding mem- 
bers shall be based on the application, in writing, of two resident members, 
stating the reason for such nomination, and the qualilications of the persons 
proposed for membership. 

4. AVhenever a vote shall be taken on the admission of a member, and there 
shall be found two ballots against his admission, the presiding officer shall 
declare the election postponed. At the next regul.ir meeting, if the recom- 
mendation of the committee shall be renewed, he may be admitted by the 
votes of two-thirds the members present. 

5. Resident members shall pay, on admission, three dollars, and two dollars 
every subsequent year, if they reside within, and one dollar if they reside with- 
out, the limits of the town of Hartford; or, in lieu thereof, any person entitled 
to be a member may constitute himself a life member by paying at one time the 
sum of twenty-live dollars. 

6. Should anv person elected as a resident member omit to signify his 
acceptance of such election within one month after receiving notice thereof, 
and to pay the admission fee, he shall forfeit the privilege of becoming a 
member. The payment of the annual assessment shall hereafter constitute a 
condition of continued membership, and the neglect or refusal to pay the same 
for the period of si.x months after the annual meeting of the Society shall be 
deemed a withdrawal from the Society. 

7. A copy of the by-laws shall be presented, within one month after the 
adoption of this by-law. by the Recording .Secretary, to every resident member. 



to be signed and returned to the Secretary; and members who shall subscribe 
the same shall thereafter be considered as accepting the provision respecting 
the annual assessment and the conditions of membership. 

II. OFFICERS. 

1. The officers of the Society, to be elected at the annual meeting by ballot, 
and to hold their offices for one year and until others shall be chosen, shall be — 
a President, not exceeding eight \'ice-Presidents, a Recording Secretary, a 
Corresponding Secretary, a Treasurer, a Committee on Membership, to consist 
of seven members; Committees on the Library, and on Publication, each lo 
consist of three members. 

The preceding officers and the chairmen of the several committees shall 
constitute the Standing Committee of the Society. 

A Librarian and Cabinet Keeper shall be appointed, on the nomination of the 
Standing Committee, whenever such appointment shall be deemed advisable. 

2. The President shall be, ex officio, chairman of the Standing Committee, 
and a member of the Membership, Library, and Publication Committees; shall 
preside at all meetings of the Societ) and Standing Committee; call, by himself 
or Secretary, all meetings of the Society, and deliver or provide for an address 
at the annual meeting. 

3. The Recording Secretary shall have custody of the files, records, and seal 
of the Society; shall give notice to new members of their election, and furnish 
them certificates of membership; keep an accurate journal of the transactions of 
the Society and Standing Committee, and, when directed by the proper ofricer, 
call the meetings of the same. 

4. The Corresponding Secretary shall conduct the correspondence in behalf 
of the Society. 

5. The Treasurer shall receive the admission fees, and report the names of 
the persons paying the same to the Recording Secretary; and shall also receive 
all other moneys due, and all donations or bequests of money made to the 
Society; shall pay to the order of the chairman of the Standing Committee such 
sums as may be required for the ordinary expenses of the Society and such as 
the Society may otherwise direct to be paid; shall keep a true and faithful 
account of all moneys received and paid by him, and of the property and debts 
of the Society; and shall, at the annual meeting, render a particular statement, 
to be examined and audited by a committee who shall be appointed at such 
annual meeting for that purpose. 

6. The Librarian, under the direction of the Library Committee, shall 
arrange and have charge of all books, pamphlets, manuscripts, and other 
articles deposited in the rooms of the Society; and shall, before every annual 
meeting of the Society, make a full report to the Library Committee of his 
doings as Librarian during the past year, and of the condition of the Library. 

7. To the Committee on Membership shall be referred all the propositions 
for the admission of members. No nominations for membership shall be 
considered or acted upon by the Connnittee during a regular meeting of the 
Societv. 



8. The Committee on the Library shall, before each annual meetin;^. make 
a careful examination of the books and other articles deposited in the rooms of 
the Society, and shall report thereon to the Standinj^ Committee, including in 
such report the annual report of the Librarian. They may make purchases 
for the Library, under the direction of the Society, within the income of the 
Library fund, or to such an amount as may be appropriated by a vote of the 
Society for such purpose. 

g. The Publication Committee shall have the superintendence of all publi- 
cations ordered by the Society. They shall, from time to time, report to the 
Society respecting- the selection and arrangement of such papers, from the 
library of the Society or other sources, as are most suitable for publication in 
volumes of the Society's Collections. 

ID. The Standing Committee shall act generally in behalf of the Society, 
fill all vacancies in any offices until the next regular meeting of the Society, and 
make an annual report to the Society. Any three members of this Committee 
may constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, and a notice for a 
meeting of the Society shall be deemed a notice for the meeting of this 
Committee. 

III. MEETINGS. 

1. An annual meeting shall be held in the month of ^L'^y, at such time and 
place as the Standing Committee shall appoint. 

2. A regular meeting shall be held on the first Tuesday evening of each 
month, unless suspended by a vote of the Society, 

3. Special meetings shall be called by the President, or, in his absence, by 
the Recording Secretary, on the application of three members. 

4. Previous notice of any meeting of the Society shall be given in one or 
more public prints. And at any meeting, duly called and notified, seven 
members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, other than 
the admission of new members, or the negotiation of exchange. 

IV. DONATIONS AND DEPOSITS. 

1. All donations to and deposits with the Society shall be entered in a b<.)ok 
kept for that purpose. 

2. No donations shall be exchanged or disposed of unless the Society have 
a duplicate of the same. 

3. All deposits left with the Society shall be carefully preserved, and may 
at any time be taken by the depositor in person, or delivered on his written 
order. But every deposit which shall not be so reclaimed or withdrawn, shall, 
after the decease of the depositor, be entered as a donation, and become the 
property of the Society; unless, at the time of making the deposit, other con- 
ditions shall be prescribed by the depositor. 

V. I.ir.KAKV. 

I. The rooms, with all books, manuscripts, pictures, and articles belonging 
to or de[)osited with the Society, shall be under the immediate char^je of the 
Librarian, actiuir under the direction of the Librarv Committee. 



2. The Library shall be opened for the inspection of the public, and the 
examination of books and numuscripts, and transcription therefrom, at such 
time, and on such conditions, as shall be prescribed by the Library Committee; 
and no book or manuscript shall be taken from the room witliout a special vote 
of the Society, except by the Committee on Publication. 

VI. PUBLICATION FUND. 

The legacy left to the Society by the late President, the Hon. Thomas Day, 
the avails of all life memberships, and ail special donations and subscriptions 
which may be made thereto, shall constitute a Publication Fund — the income 
of which shall be applied, under the direction of the Publication Committee, 
towards the expense of such publications as may be ordered by the .'Society. 

• 

VII. ALTERATIONS. 

Any alteration of these by laws shall be submitted to a regular meeting, held 
prior to that on which the vote on the same is taken. 



prcsibcnt's G55rc55. 



To the Members of the Connediait Historical Society: 
r\^ TAKING the chair in January last after your eleclion of 
^-^ nie to fill out the unexpired term of ofRce of our late 
distinguished and honored President, I expressed my sense of 
the honor bestowed upon me and my hope that I might be 
able, with your indulgence, to further the welfare of the 
Society. I venture to-day to repeat the assurance and to ask 
your generous judgment of this my short period of service. 

OBITUARY. 

The Society met with a loss in the death of its only surviving 
ex-President, Hexry Barnard, LL. D., on the 5th of July 
last. He became a member in May, 1S39, at the reorganiza- 
tion of the Society, and was its President from 1854 to i860. 

On the 19th of October occurred the death of Charles 
Jeremy Hoadly, I^L. D,, a member since November, 1S54, 
and President since 1894. I^^^^ public journals contained full 
accounts of the lives and public services of these eminent men, 
and minutes adopted by the Society testified to our appreciation 
of them as historical scholars and leaders in historical studies. 
With your consent, these minutes shall be published with this 
address. 

Ten other resident members of the Society have died during 
the 3'ear just closed: 

Melanctiion Storrs, M. D., an eminent physician and 
surgeon of Hartford, a member since May, 1S83, on the gth of 
June; 

EusHA Turner, of Torrington, who will be long remem- 
bered for his generosity to his fellow-citizens, a member since 
May, 1 89 1, on the 14th of September; 

Charles Dudley Warner, LL. D.. a resident of Hartford, 
but well known everywhere as a man of letters and a public- 
minded citizen, a member since January, 1S62, on the 20th of 
October; 



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Miss Susan Maria Welles, of Hartford, a member since 
November, 1892, on the ist of November; 

Miss Charlotte Goldthwaite, of Hartford, a member 
since December, 1892, on the 20th of November; 

Miss Mary Spp:ncer, of Hartford, a member since May, 
1890, on the nth of January; 

Rev. Lucius Quintus Curtis, a respected clergyman of 
Hartford, a member since March, 1896, on the nth of Feb- 
ruary ; 

Hon. John Hooker, of Hartford, for many years Reporter 
of the Supreme Court, a member since February, 1892, on the 
1 2th of February; 

L. Louise Bkigham, M. D., of Hartford, a member since 
April, 1897, on the 3d of April; 

Thomas W. Russell, honored among the business men of 
Hartford, a member since October, 1S89, on the 23d of April. 

One corresponding member has died; Mellen Chamber- 
I,AIN, of Boston, elected in 0<flober, 1851, in June of last year. 

MEMBERSHIP. 

We have thus recorded the death of twelve resident members 
(of whom three were life members) and one corresponding 
member during the past year. Three resident members have 
resigned. 

The eledlion of Hubert Hall, Esq., F. S. A., and Benjamin 
F'rankHn Stevens, Esq., F. S. A., both of London, as honorary 
members, and of ten resident members, leaves the present 
total membership at 346, of whom 320 (^including 48 life 
members) are resident members, 20 are corresponding mem- 
bers, and 6 are honorary members. 

MEETINGS. 

Papers have been read at the monthly meetings before the 
Society and visiting friends, as follows: 

In October, by the Rev. Frederick W Harriman, of Windsor, 
on " Erasmus." 

In November, by Prof. Stanley Simonds, of Trinity College, 
on "The Interregnum in ^Laryland." 

In December, by Prof. Charles F. Johnson, of Trinity Col- 
lege, on "The Puritan and his Literature." 



Ill January, b}^ Jonathan Trumbull, Esq., of Xorwicli, on 
" Governor Benjamin Fletcher and his Reception in Hartford." 

In February, by x\rthur L. Shipman, Esq., of Hartford, on 
"Lieutenant Thomas Eeffingwell." 

In March, by Judge Simeon E. Baldwin, of New Haven, on 
"Governor Theophilus Eaton.'' 

In April, by Dr. George L. Porter, of Bridgeport, on "The 
Death of President Lincoln and Events connec^ted therewith."' 

In May, by Prof. Henry Ferguson, of Trinity College, ou 
"The Eastern Question in the latter half of the last Century." 

The Committee on Papers have been so successful for so 
long a time in securing for us, month after month, papers of 
interest and of permanent value, that we are in danger of for- 
getting how greatly we are indebted to them. Many as are 
the subje(5ls which fairly come before the consideration of such 
a Society as this, and vast as is the field in which studies and 
explorations may be made, it is yet no easy thing to find for 
eight stated occasions in as many months, year after year, 
papers on suitable subjects b}" careful students and attractive 
writers. While two subjects presented to us this year have 
had to do with matters of general interest — the work of a great 
scholar of the time of the revival of learning in the western 
world, and the general history for the last half centur}' of the 
eastern world — all the others have concerned American history; 
one as dealing with a type of earh^ settlers rather as it moulded 
literature, one as tracing the history of a sister State in an 
important but obscure period, and one as giving us some of 
the less known details of a time which marked a crisis in the 
affairs of the nation; and three have been contributions to 
Connecticut history and have shown careful — and I may add 
affectionate — study of our origins. I think that you will agree 
with me that although it is desirable to turn our thoughts at 
times to men and events which, affecting the history of the 
world, have for that reason influenced us, it is our special duty 
to encourage the diligent study of the history of this Colony and 
State and of the men by whom that history has been shaped; 
and 1 trust that when the full history of Connoclicut shall be 
written, the historian will resort to our archives not only for 
original documents but also for careful studies of men and 
events. 



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The Societ}', in response to an invitation from the committee 
having in charge the commemoration of the two hundred and 
fiftieth anniversary of the settlement of Middletown, appointed 
a committee to attend as representing it; and it also, complying 
with a request for cooperation from the Xew London Historical 
Society, appointed in March a committee to appear before a 
committee of the General Assembly in support of' a petition 
for the placing at New London of a statue of Governor John 
Winthrop the 3'ounger. 

LIBRARY AND HISTORICAL PUBLICATIONS. 

The report of the Librarian is, as always, full of interesting 
information. It shows that our collection of books, pamphlets, 
and manuscripts is constantly becoming more valuable; and 
that, as its value increases, it is of greater service to the com- 
munity. It is pra(51ically the custodian, for the people of the 
State, of a most important and interesting colleclion of his- 
torical publications; and the answers to many questions are 
readily found here for which search might be made elsewhere 
in vain. The publication of papers of general interest still in 
manuscript, with which we should proceed as rapidly as the 
funds and the demands upon the time of those qualified to be 
editors will allow, will add to the services rendered by the 
Societ}^ to the State and its citizens. 

The names of the donors from whom gifts have been received 
will appear in the Librarian's report; but I desire to make in 
this place some formal recognition of the liberal generosity of 
our first Vice-President, James J. Goodwin, Esq., so well shown 
in former years, in entering the name of the Society as a 
subscriber for the superb Victoria History of the Counties 
of England, a work of great cost and of equally great value. 
' I have asked the Librarian to add to his own report a list of 
books published in the last year which bear upon the history 
of Connecticut, such as he has in former years prepared for 
the President's report. Only I wish to say what I am sure 
he will not say, that it is to him that the list of editions of 
Connecticut Statutes, published by the Acorn Club, owes its 
fullness and value; and I may add that the edition of Lieuten- 
ant Lion Gardener's Relation of the Pequot Wars, printed for 
the first time from the original manuscript for the same Club, 



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has a valuable preface from the pen of Mr. Carlton, Librarian 
of Trinity College. 

PUBLIC RECORDS. 

The Commission of Public Records appointed by the Gov- 
ernor of the State in 1900, in consequence of action originating 
with a vote of this Society, has presented a report at the 
present session of the General Assembly. This report is based 
on replies received from the town clerks of 160 of the 168 
towns, and the judges of 1 10 of the 1 12 probate distric'ts of the 
State, in answer to circulars of inquiry as to the contents and 
the condition of their records. These replies will, it is hoped, 
serve as the basis of future aclion, or at least as a suggestion 
of the lines on which future action may be taken. The Com- 
mission recommended the appointment of a Record Commis- 
sioner or Record Commission for the State, which should be 
authorized to compile and publish an accurate list and descrip- 
tion of the extant public records in the vState, to enforce the 
observance of existing statutes in regard to public records, and 
to recommend to the General Assembly from time to time such 
acftion as ma}' seem necessary by way of amendment of these 
statutes or extension of their scope. A hearing on the subject 
of the report and on a draft bill was had before the committee 
of the General Assembly to which it was referred; but I have 
not heard as. yet that the committee has reported upon it. 

THE WORK OF THE SOCIETY. 

I wish to repeat, in closing, my conviction that a very special 
purpose of this Societ}- for the present and for some years to 
come, should be to facilitate the writing of a worthy History 
of Connecticut; that when the time comes and the man appears, 
the material ma}' not be lacking. In order to accomplish this, 
we should be in the first place custodians of that which has 
been already gathered; not keeping safe watch over locked 
vaults and cupboards, but arranging and putting into readi- 
ness for use what has been saved or gathered together by our 
fathers. Then besides, we must be collectors, saving docu- 
ments, old and new, which may in some way be of service, from 
destruction or from disappearance; adding, that is to say. as 
we have frequent opportunities for adding, to well arranged 



stores of what others made ready to our hands. And moreover 
this Society should be, as I beheve it is, engaged in the actual 
work of preparing such material for the hand of the historian. 
Such a paper as Judge Baldwin's — I need not apologize for 
making special reference to his — will always be of the greatest 
value, embodying, as it does, the result of careful and patient 
investigation which need never be repeated; so that the future 
historian will have at his hand a full and accurate sketch of 
the life and work of the first Governor of New Haven. While, 
as I said before, we shall always welcome and encourage studies 
in broader fields, we ma}' well give special encouragement to 
that which peculiarly pertains to us, as we shall always have a 
special interest in it. The Connecticut Historical Society has 
among its chief duties to prepare for the preparation of a 
History of Conneclicut which shall be worthy of the State and 
of its historical position. 

Samuel Hart, 

President. 



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HENRY BARNARD. 
At the regular meeting of the Connecticut Historical vSociety, 
October 2, 1900, Vice-President and Chairman Samuel Hart 
read the following minute: 

The Standing Committee of the Connecticut Historical 
Societ}^ places on record this tribute to the memory of the 
Hon. Henry Barnard, Doctor of Laws, for many years a 
member and sometime President of this vSociety. 

The story of Dr. Barnard's long life is the story of the 
progress of public education in this countr3\ ^^lore tlian sixty 
years ago he organized a normal class in connection with the 
Plartford Grammar School; and from that time on, as teacher, 
speaker, and writer, iu active duties as commissioner and no 
less bus\^ employment as editor, by study and influence and 
example, he labored for the furtherance of the cause to which 
he devoted the energy of his life. 

We recall with pleasure his interest in the objecls and work 
of this Societ}^ especially in matters relating to local history. 
This was shown at an early stage in its existence; and having 
become a member at the time of its reorganization in 1839, he 
was chosen in 1S54 to the Presidency, an office for which he 
was eminently fitted and to which he was elected for six suc- 
cessive years. In the latter part of his life he attended the 
meetings from time to time, and addressed them on matters 
of general concern, drawing much valuable information and 
instruclion from his well-stored memory and wide experience, 
while his position as the only surviving ex-President of the 
Society added weight to his words. 

We beg to assure Dr. Barnard's family of our sincere and 
respectful sympathy. 

On motion it was voted that the action of the Standing 
Committee be approved, and the minute be entered upon the 
records as the action of the Societv. 



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CHARLES JEREMY HOADLY. 
At the regular meeting of the Connecticut Historical Society, 
December 4, 1900, the committee appointed to prepare a minute 
upon the death of Dr. Hoadly presented the following report: 

The Connecticut Historical vSociety is called upon to record 
the death of its esteemed and honored President, Charles 
JKREMY Hoadly, LL. D. 

Dr. Hoadly was specially fitted for the oihce which he held 
by successive unanimous elec^tions for the last six years of his 
life, as he had been in former years for the office of Corres- 
ponding Secretary, Although his interests were by no means 
restricted to historical and antiquarian studies, yet it was to 
these and to matters closely connected with them that lie 
mainly devoted himself; and the fruit of main' years of patient 
labor was seen in the stores of accurate knowledge, derived 
from original vSources, which made him the ideal editor of our 
colonial and early State records, and enabled him to put into 
accurate form and to answer with precision many questions in 
regard to our early history. This service of the State, during 
a period almost unprecedented in length, was marked by much 
more than official faithfulness; and future generations will be 
indebted to him for the provision which he made for their 
needs. The objects of this Society were most congenial to 
his mind; he was constant in his attendance upon its meetings, 
and did much to encourage its work and further the purposes 
of its organization. His presence will be missed by his con- 
temporaries, but the influence of his learning will long remain. 

The Society extends to Dr. Hoadly's family the assurance 
of sympathy. 

Samuel Hart, 1 

Frank Farxs worth Starr, I 

W. DkLoSS LoVK, ^ Com Hi it tic', 

George S. Godard, | 

J. G. Woodward, J 

On motion the report was, by a rising vote, unanimously 
accepted and ordered spread upon the records and a copy 
directed to be sent to the familv. 



librarian's 2\cport, 



Mr. President and Members of the Society: 

TO ACCOMMODATE the large number of people from other 
parts of the country who visit the city during the summer 
months the rooms of the Society were kept open this season 
throughout the entire year, Miss Gay being employed by the 
Library Committee for that purpose during the Librarian's 
vacation. There can be no doubt but that the change was a 
great convenience to many persons, although the number of 
readers during August was not large. 

Without apparent reason the total of our readers has fallen 
about fifteen per cent, from that of last year and varies but 
little from that of the year before last. The largest number 
for one month was 449 in February, the smallest number 247 
in August and the total since our last annual meeting is 3S94. 

Continuing its kind polic}' of two previous 3'ears the Wads- 
worth Athenaeum at its last annual meeting appropriated the 
sum of $400 to be expended at this Society's discretion in 
the purchase of books. The books thus purchased remain the 
property of the Athenaeum, but are shelved in our library. 
In all $1275 has been thus appropriated, of which ^ioo6.i6 
has been expended in the purchase of 320 volumes and 51 
pamphlets and the binding of a few of those purchased. The 
amount expended since our last report is S351.27 in the pur- 
chase of 109 volumes and 21 pamphlets, of which the following 
is a list: 

Aldrich, G. Walpole, N. II.. as it was and is. iSSo. 
Ames, P. \V. Ames genealoi;y. iqoo, 
Arnold, J.N. Fones record. 1S94. 
l>an;j^or, Me., Historical Magazine (9 vols.), 13S5-1S95. 
Bartlett, J. History of Cliarlestown, Mass. 1S14 (,repr.). 
Bates. S. A. Kates orcnealogy. [1900.] 
Bent, A. H. r>ent g;eiiealo<;y. 1900. 

Bicentennial of First Congregational church, I'reston, Conn., 1695-1S9S. 
1900. 



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Bittenger, J. Q. History of First Congregational church, Haverhill, 
N. H. 

Bittenger, J. Q. History of Haverhill, X. H. iS83. 

Blake, \V. P. Life of J. Mix and Mix genealog-y. 1886, 

Bolles, S. History of Bethleliem, X. H. 1833. 

Boyleston, E. D. Historical sketch of Hillsborough Co., X. H.. con- 
gresses, 1774, 1775. 1884. 

Boynton, J. F. & C. H. Boynton genealogy. 1S97. 

Brown, W. History of Hampton Falls, X. H. iqoo. 

Burnham, A. W, Historical description of Rindge, X. H. 1862. 

Carpenter, A. B. Carpenter genealogy. 1898. 

Caswell, L. B. History of AthoL Mass. 1899. 

Celebration of incorporation of Bridgewater, Mass. 1856. 

Celebration of 200th anniversary of Dartmouth, Mass. 1865. 

Centennial of battle of Bennington, Vt. 1S79. 

Centennial of Conway, Mass. 1S67, 

Centennial of Lebanon, X. H. 1S62. 

Centennial of Littleton, X. H. 1S87. 

Christ church, Cambridge, Mass., history. 1S93. 

Churchill, S. J. Churchill genealogy. 1901. 

Clark, F. G. Historical address, Lyndeborough, X. H. 1891. 

Clarke, G. K. Wellesiey, Mass., -epitaphs. 1900. 

Cogswell, E. C. Memoir of Rev. bamuel Hidden. 1S42. 

Commemoration of 250th anniversary of Haverhill, Mass. 1891. 

Cremer, J. D. Borland genealogy. 1S9S. 

Crissey, T. \V. History of Xorfolk, Conn. 1900. 

Crowell, J. Centennial oration, Haverhill, ^L1ss. 1S77. 

Curtis, C. B. Bicentennial souvenir of Xew Castle, X. H. [1S93.] 

Cutter, B. & W. R. History of Arlington, Mass. 18S0. 

Drummond, J. H. Rogers genealogy. 1S9S. 

Dudley, D. Dudley genealogy. 1SS6-92. 

Dunn, IL X'. & E. G. Guthrie genealogy. 1S93. 

Eaton, S. J. History of presbytery of Erie. 186S. 

Eliot anniversan,-, city of Xewton, Mass. 1896. 

Emerson, B. K. Emerson genealogy. 1900. 

Emery, R. Emery genealogy. 1S90. 

Endicott, F. Births, marriages and deaths in Stoughton and Canton, 
Mass. 1896. 

Farnam, C. H. Whitman genealogy. 18S9. 

Fernow, B. Ohio valley in colonial days. 1S90. 

First church, Exeter, X. IL 189S. 

Fisher, C. W. Fisher genealogy. 

Freeland, M. de W. Records of Oxford, >Liss. 1894. 

Gifford, H. E. Gitford genealogy. [1S96.] 

Gilmore, G. C. Roll of Xew Humpsiiire men at battle of Bennington. 1891. 



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Goodman, W. F. Records of the proprietors of Buxton, Me. 1871. 

Gould, I, Histor)' of Stoddard, N. H. 1S97. 

Hall, E. E. Captain Nathan Hale. 1881. 

Handerson, H. E. Handerson genealogy. 1S35. 

Hawley, E. S. Hawley genealogy. 1890. 

Hayley, J. W. Hayley genealogy, igoo. 

Hibbard, G. S. Rupert, Vt., historical and descriptive. 

Hill, J. B, Centennial of Mason, X. H. 1S70. 

History of First church in Cambridge, Mass. 1S72. 

History of Rockport, Mass. 18S8. 

Hodge, O. J. Hodge genealogy. 1900. 

Hodgman, E. R. History of Westford.Mass. 1883. 

Hudson, A. S. Commemorative of C. & L. Blanchard, Acton minute 

men, 1899. 
Hunnewell, J. F. Century of town life, Charlestown, Mass. 18S8. 
[Hutchinson], J. Hutchinson genealogy. 1874. 
Isham and Brown, Early Connecticut houses. 1900. 
Jenks, J. E, Jenks genealogy. 

Jenkins, C. \V, Three lectures on Falmouth, Mass, 1889, 
Jenkins, H, M, Penn genealogy. 1899, 
Johnston, W. P, Johnston genealogy, 1S97, 
Joslin, J, History of Poultney, Vt, 1875, 
Kerr, J. B. Chamberlaine genealogy. 1880. • 
Kidder, F. History of lirst New Hampshire regiment in the Revolution, 

186S. 
Kimball, J, Ames genealogy, 1890, 
Lapham, W, B, History of Bethel, Me. 1871, 
Lapham, W, B. History of Rumford, Me. 1S90. 
Lexington Historical Society proceedings, vol, i, 1890. 
Long, M. History of Warner, N. H. 1832 (repr. 1S70). 
I>ossing, B. J. Diary of George Washington. 1861. 
McGee, T. M'A, History of Irish settlers in North America, 1S52, 
Marsh, E. J. Marsh genealogy, 1887, 
Membership roll First church in Bradford, Mass. igoo. 
^lerrill, J. History of Amesbury and Merrimac. Mass. iSSo. 
More, J. H. J. Dickinson, author of declaration on taking up arms, 1775. 

1890. 
Morrison, L. A. Armstrong genealogy. 
Mumford, J. G. Mumford genealogy. 1900. 
Nason, E. History of Dunstable, Mass, 1877. 
New Hampshire Antiquarian Society, papers and collections. 
Noyes, H, G. Memorial of Hampstead, N. H. iSgg. 
Parker, W, T. Parker genealogy, 1894, 
Peabody, A. P. Centennial address at Cambridge, Mass. 1S75. 



Pelton, J. M, Pelton g^enealogy. 1892.. 

Pierce, E. L. Lillie genealogy. 1896. 

Pitman, J, Discourse on settlement of Providence, R. I, 1836. 

Pope, C. H. Pioneers of Massachusetts. 1900. 

Pratt, A. E. 250th anniversary of Sandwich and Bourne, Mass. 1900. 

Proceedings commemorative of organization of a church in Pittsfield, Mass. 

18S9. 
Proceedings in celebration of Washington's taking command of army at 

Cambridge, Mass. 1S75. 
Proceedings of Eiltleton, N. II., Historical Society, Xo. i. 1S96. 
Putnam, G. Address at funeral of Brig. -Gen. C. R. Lowell. 
Records of First church, Tarrytown, N. \'. 1901. 
Reed, P. McC. History of Bath, Me. 1894. 
Roll of New Hampshire men at Louisbourg, 1745. 1S96. 
Ruggles, H. S. Ruggles genealogy. 1892. 
Sargent, E. E. Sargent genealogy. 1899. 
Schofield, G. A. Ancient records of Ipswich, Mass. 1899. 
Services at 250th anniversary of First church, Dedham, Mass. iSSS. 
Sheldon, G. What befell Stephen Williams. 1889. 
ShurtlefY, N. B. Topographical and historical description of Boston. 

Mass. 1872. 
Snow. C. H. History of Boston, Mass. 1S25. 
Somers, A. N. History of Lancaster, N. H. 1S99. 
SpofTord, J. Spofford genealogy. 18SS. 

Story of St. Bartholomew's ^i»urch,Cambridgeport, Mass. 1S95. 
Stowe, J. ^L History of Hubbardston, Mass. iSSi. 
Sturges, A. W. Sturges genealogy. 1900. 
Tarleton, C. W. Tarleton genealogy. 1900. 
Tewksbury, C. E. Vital statistics of Stewartstown, N. H. iSSS. 
Tower, C, Tower genealogy. 1891. 
Tucker, E. Tucker genealogy. 1895. 
Warriner, E. Warriner genealogy. 1S99. 

Watkins, W. K. Soldiers in Canada expedition in 1690. 189S. 
Williams. C. K. Centennial of Rutland, Vt. 1870. 
Year book of Society of Colonial Wars in Mass. iSgS. 
Young, A. W. History of Warsaw, N. Y. 1869. 

The following list also enumerates some books of special 
Connecticut interest which have been issued during the year: 

Connecticut State register. 

Connecticut public documents, 4 vols. 

Connecticut reports, vol. 72. 

Relation of the Pequot warres. L. Gardener. 

History of Entield. F. O. Allen. 2 vols. 

History of Norfolk. T. W. Crissey. 



Historical sketches. J. H. Hayden. 

History of Stonington. R. A, Wheeler. 

Connecticut magazine. 

Commemorative biographical record of Hartford Co. J. H. Beers & Co. 

Reference list for Connecticut local history. C. A. Flagg. 

Early Connecticut houses. Isham & Brown. 

Hiding of the charter. C. J. Hoadly. 

Bibliographical list of editions of Connecticut laws. A. C. Bates. 

Field genealogy. F. C. Pierce. 2 vols. 

Crane genealogy. E. B. Crane. 

Plainfield bicentennial. 

Bicentennial of first Congregational church in Preston. 

Later history of the first church in New London. S. L. Blake. 

Wilton parish, 1 726-1800. ^L Olmstead. 

Benton genealogy. J. H. Benton, Jr. 

Pratt genealogy. C. B. Whittelsey. 

Cleveland genealogy. E. J. <!s: H. G. Cleveland. 

Phelps genealogy. Phelps c\: Servin. 

Discovery of anesthesia by Dr. Horace Wells. 

History of diocese of Hartford. J. H. O'Donnell. 

Colonial and revolutionary homes of Wilton and vicinitv. 

The most important event of the year was the announce- 
ment made at our March meeting that Mr. James J. Goodwin, 
our First Vice-President, had authorized a subscription to be 
entered in the name of the Society for a set of the Victoria 
History of the Counties of England. Though but one volume 
has as yet been received from the publishers, the value of this 
superb gift is already apparent. When completed, eight years 
hence, the set will contain 160 royal oclavo volumes, giving in 
detail the history of each of the counties of England from the 
earliest to the present time. The work is under the editorial 
supervision of H. Arthur Doubleday, F. R. G. S., who is 
assisted by an able corps of editors, advisory council, conmiit- 
tees and writers. The volume already at hand shows an able 
and carefull}^ compiled work issued in a fitting style. This is 
by far the most important gift of books ever made by an indi- 
vidual to this library. This set of histories together witii the 
English histories already on our shelves (which are described 
in the Librarian's report for 1S96); the earlier luiglish county 
histories and numerous society publications to be found in 
the adjoining Watkinson Library; the legal and government 



documents in the State Library; and the state papers of the 
sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in Trinity College Library, 
will make the public libraries of Hartford an almost ideal place 
for the study of English history. A special line in which 
w^eakness still exists is that of genealogical records, particularly 
transcripts of parish registers, of which a large number have 
been published within a few years. 

By three fortunate purchases at different times during the 
year, the largest one made from the rubbish heap piled in the 
back door3'ard of a junk dealer, there was added to the library 
about 225 books and 100 pamphlets at a total cost of less than 
ten dollars. Among the books are 34 thick volumes of pam- 
phlets, man^' of which are of an historical nature and of much 
interest. The other volumes include several local histories and 
a number of biographies, the remainder being general and mis- 
cellaneous books. The pamphlets are chiefly sermons and 
historical addresses, most of them prhited in this State and 
many of them printed a centur}' or more ago. 

Our newspaper collection has been increased by the addition 
of the following from the Misses Barnard, daughters of our 
late ex-President Henrj- Barnard: 

Connecticut Coumnt, Hartford, Oct., 1794-Dec. 1795. 1S35-1S33. iS6r. 

1862. (4 vols.) 
Daily N'ational Intelligencer, Washington, April, 1832-April, 1S35. (4 

vols.) 
Ha)ifo7-d Daily Courant, 1842, Aug., 1851-Dec., 1S55, 1S59. 1S61. (14 

vols.) 
Nexi< York Daily Times, Sept., iSfi-Dec. 1S55. (9 vols.) 
IVe-iU York Herald, I So I. (l vol.) 
N'exc England Weekly A'eview, American Mercury, Connecticut Mirror, 

Jeffersonian, all printed in Hartford, covering from ApriL 1S31, to 

May, 1833. (I vol.) 
Miscellaneous papers, 1S3-. (r vol.) 

From other sources have been added: 

Connecticut Courant, 17S3, about 30 numbers, gift of David R. Hawley. 

Farmington. 
Courier, Xurwich. 1S01-1S04, purchased. (2 vols.) 
Nexo England Weekly Gazette, Hartford, March 4, lS43-March 9. 1S50. 

all published, gift of Dr. Rufu< W. Griswi^ld. Rocky Hid. (2 vols.) 
Fennsyhania Chronicle, Thiladelphia, Feb. i. i76S-Ian. 23. 17U). pur- 

chased, (i vol.) 



There have also been bound and placed in our newspaper 
room the Hartford Daily Courani and the Hartford Daily 
Times, and the Nciv York Daily Tribune deposited by the 
PubHc Library, being the current files of these papers down 
to the close of the year 1900. 

A newspaper room having suitable permanent shelving is 
much needed. At present some three hundred bound volumes 
are placed in piles upon the floor. 

An oak case containing fifty-six linear feet of shelving has 
been built into a corner of the library. Into this a part of 
our collecftion of bound pamphlets has been moved, thus giving 
much needed room for expansion in the seclions devoted to 
local history and genealogy. 

The accessions during the year have been: by donation, 495 
volumes, 315 pamphlets, 117 miscellaneous; by purchase, 320 
volumes, 109 pamphlets, i miscellaneous; by exchange, 4 vol- 
umes, I miscellaneous. To this list may be added the purchase 
on the Athenaeum account of 109 volumes, -21 pamphlets, mak- 
ing the total of accessions 928 volumes, 445 pamphlets, 119 
miscellaneous; or a grand total of 1492 pieces, exclusive of 
manuscripts. This differs but little from the total given in 
our last report. 

From Miss Harriet Gilman of New" Haven, a former resident 
of Hartford and a member of a well known family of this city, 
we have received partly as a gift and partly as a deposit a 
number of interesting articles. Perhaps first in interest among 
these are portraits in oil painted by Jared B. Flagg of James 
Bidwell Gilman and his wife Klizabeth (Bull), parents of the 
donor; also india ink portraits of the next ancestral generation, 
Eli Gilman and Sarah (Creamer), his wife. A collection of 
pottery includes a gold-band tea set of 43 pieces, also speci- 
mens of pink, light blue and dark blue figured ware, willow 
pattern and Liverpool ware. Among other articles received 
may be mentioned two portrait miniatures painted on ivory, 
and specimens of jewelry and enamel work which are both old 
and hand.some. Perhaps this generous ac\ of Miss Gilman "s 
may stimulate others of our friends and members to place with 
us, if only for deposit and safe keeping, some of their family 
treasures. 



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Mrs. Eliza M. Hemenway of vSuffield has given us three 
portraits, probably pastel work, of her great-grandparents and 
their daughter, grandmother of the donor. The first is that 
of Caleb Perkins, M. D., who was born in Norwich in 1749. 
After residing and pracfticing medicine for many years in West 
Hartford he removed to Meadeville, Pa. His wife Sarah was 
the daughter of Rev. John Trumbull, minister for man}- years 
at Watertown. Their daughter Lucy, the third portrait, mar- 
ried Bavil Seymour of Hartford. The pictures are assigned to 
1790 by Mrs. Lucy (Seymour) Rising, mother of the donor, 
and they are said to have been painted by John Trumbull, who 
was a second cousin of Mrs. Perkins. It is, however, more 
probable that they are the work of a sister of Dr. Perkins, who 
is known to have done pastel work. 

The following manuscripts have been presented during the 
past year: 

Clarence Whithrop Boiven, Nezu York. '\ 

Papers relating to Thomas Knowlton's company at the battle of Bunker^ 
Hill. 

Frances Ellen Btwr, Hartford. 

Diary of Julia Smith of Glastonbury from iSio to 1842, written in French. 
Daily weather record kept by Miss Smith from 1S35 to 1S56 (not 
continuous). Translation of the Bible made by Miss Smith. 

Eihoard Clark, IVifisted. 

Book of accounts of the ship of war Connecticut, 1799, iSoo. 

John L. Denison, Hartford. 

Bills of sale of Binar (negro) to and from Prince (negro), Stonington, 17S3, 
1785. 
William A. Ear de ley, Brooklyn, JV. Y. 

Genealogical notes on the Chase, Fountain, Perry, and other families. 

The late Charles J. Hoadly, Hartford. 

The original of Silas Deane's " Narrative" of his negotiations in Europe. 
Statement of the claim of Deaue's heirs and list of papers in support 
of the claim laid before Congress by Alfred Smith. The original 
documents described in this list were received by this Society some 
years since from the United States Government under authority of a 
special act of Congress, Letter from Silas Deane to his brother 
Barnabas, Aug. 3, 1779. Translations of two letters from Beau- 
marchais to Silas Deane, July 26, 1776, and Sept. ii, 17S1. 

John Hooker, Hartford. 

Notes muh w'aile acting as official re porter of the Connecticut Supreme 
Court, 135S-1S93. 



George Langdon, Plymotith. 

Oliver Bulkeley's order for the sale of a negro. Colchester, Aug. 5, 1761, 
Charles H. Oiven, Hartford. 

Share of stock in New England Emigrant Aid Company, Dec. 8, 1855. 
James Shepard, New Bi-itain. 

List of Connecticut men in the Pequot War, 1637, compiled from various 
authorities. 
Henry F. Smith, Hartford. 

Deed signed by the mayor, aldermen and councilmen of Hartford, July 30, 
1793. 
George B. Starkiueather, JVashington, D. C. 

Commission to John Wright as captain, May 14, iSoo, 
Albert L. Washburn^ Hartford. 

Petition of David Parsons Holton for a forefathers' monument in Hartford, 
1871. 

The Ruth Wyllys Chapter, Daughters of the American Rev- 
olution, have as heretofore held their meetings in our hall. 
The officers of the National Comraandery of Foreign Wars 
have also held one meeting here. At the time of this meeting 
the following original manuscripts, selecled from our large 
colle(5lion, were placed in cases as a special exhibit: 

Agreement signed by ^tarquis— Lafayette-_iinder which he came to this 

country to aid the colonies in 1776. 
Journal of Oliver Boardman of Middletown in the Burgoyne campaign, 

1777- 

Diary of Captain Nathan Hale, Connecticut's martyr spy, 1776. 

Permit signed by Gov. Jonathan Trumbull for passing under a flag of 
truce to exchange prisoners Judge Thomas Jones and Brigadier- 
General Gold Selleck Silliman, 17S0. 

Autographs of every man in the Third Connecticut regiment of the Conti- 
nental Army, 17S0. 

*' Proclamation for Reformation, c\:c.," passed by the General Assembly of 
Connecticut, June 18, 1776, better known as Connecticut's Declaration 
of Independence. 

Autographs of the early members of the Connecticut Society of the Cin- 
cinnati, signed to the original " Institution" of that Society. 

Pay receipt signed by the members of a company of Connecticut soldiers 
in the United States service, Dec. 31, 1S13. 

Printed journal of the " Hartford Convention." held Dec. iSi4-Jan. 1S15, 
to protest against the War of 1S12, with autograph signatures of all 
the members of the convention. 

Official order from the Department of \'era Cruz to the Director of Artil- 
lery, captured during the Mexican War, 1S47. 

Autograph pay roll of the Second Division Naval Battalion, Connecticut 
National Guard, signed upon their muster into United Stales service, 
June 15, 189S. 



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Two exhibits of children's books, primers, Httle story books, 
etc., many of an early date, have been given during the past 
winter. One consisted of books belonging to the Society; the 
other was loaned by the librarians of the Public Library and 
of this Society. In all more than one hundred volumes were 
shown. 

One Connecticut publication worthy of special note is the 
History of Enfield, published by Francis Olcott Allen, a native 
of that town. It consists of a transcript and compilation of all 
existing records of or relating to the town from the earliest 
time to 1850. Two large oclavo volumes have appeared and 
a third is in preparation. Such a magnificent compilation of 
records has never before been published for any town in this 
State or perhaps for any in the country. 

Other interesting publications which have been obtained 
are: 

Fletcher, R, Lamentable state of New England, Boston, 1771. Relates 
to the "Separate" movement. 

American Musical Mag-azine, Vol. i (lacking Xo. 3), by .\mos Doolittle 
and Daniel Read. New Haven. [17S6.] 

Hail Columbia, and Adams and Liberty, early editions with engraved 
music. 

Roger Sherman's almanac, 1760, 

Atkinson's Casket. Philadelphia, 182S-1837. 

Relation of death by lightning of si.\ young persons in June. 1767. One 
of the six was killed in the First church in Hartford. 

Massachusetts Historical Society Collections, Vols. 1-4. Original issues. 
I 792-1 795. 

Flagg, C. A. Reference list of Connecticut local histor}-. 

Charge of Judge Patterson to the Jury in the case of Vanhorne vs. Dor- 
rance, 1796, and Papers respecting intrusions by Connecticut claim- 
ants, 1796. These two pamphlets are an addition to our valuable 
collection relating to the Susquehannah or Wyoming land controversy. 

There has been published during the year a bibliography 
of all the known issues of Connecticut statutes, session acts, 
resolves, etc., down to the year 1S36. This list notes about 
five hundred {494) distinct issues without taking account of 
minor variations, and it is a pleasure to state that this library 
contains three hundred sixty-eight out of the five hundred 
noted. This is unquestionably the largest number of issues 
contained in any one collection, and it forms a colleclion of 
which the Society may justly be proud. A number of issues 



are lacking which should be obtainable, and friends and mem- 
bers who are interested in the Society are urged to give their 
aid in increasing the collection. 

As has been said in previous reports, it is difficult to secure 
satisfactory binding at a satisfactory^ price. For that reason 
but little binding has been done during the year. Recently, 
however, work has been given to a newly established bindery 
with satisfactory result, and it is anticipated that considerable 
will be done during the coming year. 

Respectfully, 

Albert C. Bates, 

Librarian. 



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Value. at Value. 

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Publication Fund. 

20 shares Clev. & Pitts. R. R. Co., - - $1,000 00 190 $1,900 00 

10 shares Union Pacific R. R. preferred, - 1,000 00 97^ 972 50 

Deposit with Society for Savings, - - 3.961 16 - — 3,961 16 

2 Bonds Syracuse Coal and Salt Co., - - 1,000 00 — — 

6,833 66 
Book Fund. 

Deposit with Society for Savings, - - - $559 42 — $559 42 

John E. Morris, Treasun-r. 
Hartford, May i, 1901. 



I have compared above statements of funds, and fnid securities in the hands 
of the Treasurer. 

J. G. Woodward, Auditor. 



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211 embers of tl]e Society 



TXamzs, Hesibcncc, anb Vatc of Qbmission. 



Thosp: in Italics are Life Members. 

Allen, Jeremiah Mervin, Hartford, April 2, 18S9. 

Alton, Charles D., M. D., Hartford, Nov. 13, 1888. 

Andrews, Myron Allen, West Hartford, Jan. 10, 1893. 

Andrus, Henr)' F., Hartford, Nov. 13, 1894. 

Atkins, Roswell, Bristol, Nov. ii, 1890. 

Atwood, Rev. Eugene F., Bloomtield, Dec. 3, 1S89. 

Bailey, Rev. Frederic William, New Haven, March 3, 1896. 

Baker, ^Irs. Josephine R., Hartford, Nov. 13, 1S94. 

Baldwin, Sinieoti Eben, New Haven, April 4, 1S99. • 

Barbour, Lucius A., Hartford, April 6. 1S86, 

Bates, Albert Carlos, East Granby, July 2, 18 89. 

Batterson, James Goodivin, Hartford. 

Beach, George Watson, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Beach, Mary Elizabeth, West Hartford, Oct. i, 1895. 

Belknap, Leverett, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1892. 

Benton, John Robert, Hartford, Nov. 10, 1896. 

Bevin, Mrs. Jane C. Loomis, East Hampton, Jan. 4, 1900, 

Bingham, Edwin Henry, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1893. 

Birdsey, Eli Coe, Meriden, Oct. 2, 1894. 

Bissell, F. Clarence, Willimantic, Feb. 2, 1897. 

Blanchard, Joseph L., Hartford, March i. 1S92. 

Bliss, Mrs. Emily H. Loomis, Hartford, Jan. 4, 1900. 

Bliss, Francis E., Hartford, April 2, 1895. 

Bliss, Walter, ILartford, April 2, 1895. 

Boardman, Thomas J., Hartford, March i, 1892. 

Board/nan, William Francis Joseph, Hartford, May 29, iSSS. 

Boardman, IVilliam G., Hartford, March I, 1S92. 

Bond. Henry Richardson, New London, Dec. 4, 1S94. 

Bowen, Clarence Winthrop, Woodstock, May 2, 1S82. 

BoTcers, Dunght £., New Haven, Jan. 3, 1S99. 

Boyd, Edward Steele, Woodbury. Feb. 5, 1901. 

Brainard, Homer Worthington, Hartford, Nov. 13, 1894. 

Brainard, Leverett, Hartford, March 5. 1SS9. 

Brainard, Lucy Abigail, Hartford, Feb. 4, 1S9O. 

Brooks, Isaac W., Torrington, May 5, 1S91. 

}>rowne, John D., Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 



Buck, John Ilalsey, Hartford, Jan. 4, 1898. 

Buck, John R., Hartford, March 4, 1890. 

Bitlkeley, Airs. Fannie Bri'i^gs Hcnighton^ Hartford, ?vlay I. 1S94. 

Bulkeley, Morgan Gardner, Hartford, May I, 1894. 

Bunce, Jonathan Brace, Hartford, May 26, 1S96. 

Burbank, Katherine, Hartford, April 7, 1891. 

Burnham, Julia, Hartford, Jan. 4, 1898. 

Burnham, Mrs. Mary B., Hartford, Jan. 4, 1898. 

Burton, Mrs. Martha Whiting. Hartford, iJec. 5, 1893. 

Cady, Ernest, Hartford, Oct. 3, 1893. 

Calhoun, David Samuel, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Calhoun, Mrs. Eliza Scott, Hartford, Nov. 10, 1896. 

Camp, Charles Lewis Nichols, New Haven, April 5, 1898. 

Camp, David N., New Britain, Eeb. 4, 1S90. 

Carter, Howard W., Norfolk, May 6, i8go. 

Castle, Harry Allen, Plainville, Feb. 6, 1894. 

Catlln, Abijah, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890, 

Catlin, William H., Meriden, Nov. 5, 1895. 

Champlin, William Hamilton, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1890. 

Cheney, Louis Richmond, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1895. 

Clark, Charles Hopkins, Hartford, ^Liy 25, 1875. 

Clark, George Henry, S. T. D., Hartford, May 17, 1864. 

Clark, Mary, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1893. 

Clark, W'illiam B., Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Cleveland, Ednnind Ja)ics, Hartford, Nov. 9, 18S6. 

Coe, Levi Elmore, Meriden, Jan. 8, 1895. 

Coit, Robert, New London, Nov. 13, 1S94. 

Collins, Atwood, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Cone, James Brewster, Hartford, Dec. 2, 18S4. 

Cone, Mary Clarissa, Hartford, March 3, 1S96. 

Converse, Alfred Woods, Windsor Locks, July 11, 1893. 

Cooley, Charles P., Hartford, Jan. 3, 1899. 

Cooley, Francis Rexford, Hartford, May 3, 1892. 

Cornwall, Horace, Hartford, June 2, 1S74. 

Curtis, Mrs. Ella Coe Birdsey, Hartford, Dec. 4, 1S94. 

Curtis, Mrs, Emily Chauncey, Hartford, March 3, 1S96. 

Curtis, George Mimson, Meriden, Nov. 7. 1S90. 

Cutler, Ralph William, Hartford, April 4, 1893. 

Davidson, Charles S., Hartford, Nov. 7, 1893. 

Day, Albert P., Hartford, Feb. 3, 1S91, 

Day, Caroline E., Hartford, March 5, 1895. 

Day, George IL, Hartford, Feb. 3. 1S91. 

Deming, Lucius Parmenias, New Haven. Dec. 3, 18S9. 

Denison, John Ledyard, Hartford, ^L'^rch 7, 1893. 

Dexter, Franklin BoTi'ditch, New Haven, Nov. 7, 1882. 

Dunning, Mrs. Emma Ada. Hartford, Dec. 5. 1893. 

Eardeley, Rev. William Aj^plebie, Hartford, May 5. 1S96. 

Ellsworth. Ernest liradford. Hartfonl, May i. 1900. 



Ellsworth, Lemuel Stoughton, Simsbury, Oct. i, 1895. 

Elmore, Samuel Edward, Hartford, May 6, iSgo. 

Ensign, Charles .Sidney, Hartford, Oct. 3, 1893. 

Flnsign, Joseph Ralph, Simsbury, Oct. i, 1595. 

Ensign, Ralph Mart, Simsbury, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Farrand, Max, Middletown, Feb. 5, 1901, 

Faxon, Mrs. Nellie A., Flartford, Oct. 2, 1894. 

Fay, Gilbert Otis, Hartford, July il, 1S93. 

Felt, Levi Lincoln, Hartford, April i, iSgo. 

Fenn, J. Lincoln, Hartford, Xov. 7, 1S99. 

Fenn, John Roberts, West Flartford, Xov. 5, 1SS9. 

Fenn, Linus T., West Hartford, May 6, 1S90. 

Ferguson, Rev. Henry, Hartford. June 3, 1SS4.. 

Fitts, George Henry, Ashford, Feb. 4, 1S96. 

Fox, Charles James, .\L D., Willimantic, April 6, 1S97. 

Fuller, Horace S., M. D., FLirtford, April 6. 1S86. 

Gamniack, Rev. James, LL. D., West Hartford, Jan. 4, 1900. 

Gates, Mrs. Elizabeth Margaret, Hartford, July ii, 1893. 

Gay, Alice Maria, Flartford, March 3, 1S96. 

Gay, Frank Butler, Hartford, Dec. 4, 1S83. 

Gay, Julius, F'armington, Nov. i, 1887. 

Geer, Everett Selden, Flartford, Oct. 7, 1889. 

Gilbert, Charles E., Hartford, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Gillette, Rev. Arthur L., Hartford. July 2, 1S89. 

Gladwin, Sidney Morse, Flartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Godard, George S., Flartford, Nov. i, 1898. 

Gold, Theodore S., West Cornwall, Feb. 4. 1S90. 

Goodwin, Alice Howland, Flartford, Nov. 10, 1896. 

Goodwin, Carolyn Alice, Hartford, March 3, 1896. 

Goodwin, Rev. Francis, Hartford, Dec. 12, 1876. 

Goodzcin, James Jicniiis, Hartford, Y€q. i, 1SS7. 

Goodwin, Joseph Olcott, l^ast Flartford, June 7, 18S7. 

Gordy, Wilbur Fisk, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890, 

Graves, Myles Wells, Hartford, Nov. 11, 1S90. 

Grayson, Marion Carter, Flartford, Jan. S, 1895. 

Greene, Jacob L., Hartford, July i, 1S73. 

Griswold, Rufus White, M. D., Rocky Hill, Oct. 9. i388. 

Ciross, Charles Edward, Hartford. July 2, 18S9. 

Hall, Mary, FLirtford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Hamlin, L. Belle, Milford. May 24, 189S. 

Hammond, Joseph Churchill, Jr., Rockville, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Harper, John Warren, Hartford, Jan. S, 1S95. 

Harris, Mary Munson, New Haven, May 24, 1898. 

Hart, Samuel, D. F)., Hartford, Julv 6, 1S75. 

Hartranft, Chester D., F). I).. Hartford, .NLiy 7, 1889. 

Hatch, lieorge E., Hartford. Feb. 5, 18S9. 

Hawley, Joseph Roswell, Hartford, May 5. 1S6S. 

naydcn,Jahez Haskell, Windsor Locks, Oct. i, 1S41. 



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Hayden, Nathaniel Warham, Windsor, Oct. 3, 1S93. 

Henry, Edward Stevens, Kockville, Oct. 7, iSgo. 

Hewins, Caroline Maria, Hartford, Feb. 2, 1S97. 

Hibbard, Rev. Augustine (}., Goshen, Feb. 6, 1894. 

Hibbard, Ralph G., Xew Britain, Jan. 8, 1895, 

Hicks, Rev. Lewis W., Hartford, Jan. 3, 1S99. 

Hills, Jonas Coolidge, Hartford, May 26, 1SS5. 

Hillyer, Drayton, Hartford, May 6, iSgo. 

Hinckley, Nelson Gershom, Hartford, Oct. 6, iSgr. 

Hitchcock, Henry Preston, Hartford, April i, iSgo. 

Hoadley, George Edward, Hartford, Feb. 5, 1901. 

Hooper, Rev. Joseph, Durham, Nov. 5, 1S95. 

Howard, Frank Leonard, Flartford, Dec. 3, 1895. 

Howard, James L., Hartford, Oct. 4, 1892. 

Hudson, William Miller, ILartford, Feb. 5, 1901. 

Hungerford, Newman, Hartford, Nov. 7, 1899. 

Huntington, Frederick J., Norwich, May 5, 1S96. 

Huntington, Robert W., Jr., Hartford, Jan. 3, 1S99. 

Hurlbut, George Sanford, Hartford, April 2, 1S95. 

Hyde, Ephraini Henry, Hartford, May 7, 1SS8. 

Hyde, William Waldo, Hartford, Jan. 6, 1891. 

Jackson, Charles Eben, Middletown, June 29, 1892. 

James, Flerbert L., Rockville, Nov. i, 1892. 

^Jttdson, Curtis, Hartford, April 2, 1S44. 

Kellogg. Edward W., ^L D., Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Kibbe, James Allen, Warehouse Point,, Dec. 3, 1S95. 

Kilbourn, Dwight Canfield, Litchfield, April 2, 1901. 

Kimball, Carlos C, Plartford, July i, 1890. 

Knight, William Ward, AL D., Hartford, Dec. 4, 1S94. 

Earned, Ellen D., Thompson, Oct. 4, 1870. 

Lawrence, Charles H., Hartford, Feb. 3, 1891. 

Lee, Henry, Bridgeport, Nov. 5, 1895. 

Lewis, John B., M. D., Hartford, July 2, 1SS9. 

Lincoln, Charles L., FLartford, Nov. 11, 1S90. 

Linehan, Mary Lessey, Hartford, Feb. 5, 1901. 

Lines, H. Wales, Meriden, Oct. 4, 1892. 

Lockwood, Luke Vincent, Riverside, Dec. 4, 1900. 

Loomis, Archie Harwood, Hartford, March 7, 1S93. 

Loomis, Dwight, Flartford, 1S75. 

Love, Rev. Wm. DeLoss, Ph.X)., Hartford, April 6, 1S86. 

Lyvian, Theodore, Hartford. April 6, 1SS6. 

AlcClellan, Joseph, Woodstock, Nov. 3, 1S91. 

MacDonald, Mrs. Mary L. B., Hartford, Dec. 4, 1^94. 

Maltbie, Theodore >L, Granby, July 11. 1893. 

Manwaring, Charles William, Hartford, May 24, 1S9S. 

Marcv. Thomas Knowlton, ^LD., Windsor, Feb. 2, 1S92. 



* i,ife member in consideration of contribution to the building of the W.nlsworth 
Athenicnm. 



1786113 

Markham, Daniel A., Hartford, May 25, 1897, 
Markham, Ernest A., M. D., Durham, Dec. i, iSgr. 
Markham, Mrs. Grace Upson Goodrich, Hartford, May 25, 1897. 
Martin, Charles Townley, Hartford, Nov. 13, 1894, 
Mather, Horace E., Hartford, Dec. i, 1885. 
Matson, William R., Hartford, Nov. 7, 1899. 
A/axwe//, Francis Taylor, Rockville, June 29, 1S92. 
Maxwell, IVillia/n, Rockville, Dec. 4, 1894, 
Mitchell, Edwin Knox, Hartford, April 4, 1899. 
Morgan, Forrest, Hartford, May 4, 18S6. 
Morris, John Emery, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1889, 
Nay, John M., Hartford, Oct. i, 18S9. 
Nichols, James, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 
Northam, Charles H., Hartford, March 7, 1893. 
Olmsted, Fannie Maria, Hartford, Jan. 6. 1891. 
Parker, Edwin Pond, D. D., Hartford, Nov. 3, 1891. 
Parker, Francis Hubert, Hartford, April 6, 18S6. 
Parmele, George L., M. D., Hartford, Jan. 3, 1899. 
Parsons, P>ancis, Hartford, April 4, 1899. 
Peck, Epaphroditus, Bristol, Jan, 4, 1898. 
Perkins, Arthur, Hartford, April 4, 1S99. 
Perkins, J. De7ning, Litchfield, April i, 1890. 
Perkins, Mrs. Mary Dwight, Hartford, April 2, 1895. 
Perkins, Mrs. Maty R., Hartford, Jan. 4. 1S98. 
Perkins. Mary Elizabeth, Norwich. March 3, 1S96. 
Perry, Esther Clarinda, Hartford, March 3, 1896. 
Phelps, Antoinette Randolph, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1893. 
Phelps, Timothy Samuel, Windsor, Oct. 3, 1S93. 
Phillips, Daniel, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1S92. 
Pliillips, Ebenezer Sanborn, Bridgeport, May 3, 1898. 
Pitkin. Mrs. Sarah E., Hartford, April i, 1890. 
Piatt, Ada L., Hartford, Jan. 3, 1S95. 
Piatt. Orville H., LI.. D., Meriden, Feb. 6, 1894. 
Potter, Rev. Rockwell Harmon, Hartford, April 2, 1901, 
J*otts, William. Farmington, May 5, 1S96. 
Pratt, Elias, ^L D., Torrington, Nov. 7, 1899. 
Pratt, Lewellyn, D. D., Norwich, Nov. i, 1SS7. 
Prentice, Samuel Oscar, Hartford, Feb. 6, 1S94. 
Preston, Miles Barber, Hartford, April 4, 1899. 
Prince, Frederick William, Hartford, Nov. 7, 1S93. 
Purple William Russel, Hartford, May 2, 1899. 
Kathbun, Julius G., Hartford, Jan. 3, iSSS. 
Kiciiards, Francis Henn", Hartford, July 11, 1S93. 
Kobbins, Edward D., Wetherstield, June 5, 1SS3. 
Roberts. George, Hartford, April 2, 1S95. 
A'.'/rr/.f. Henry, Hartford, May 5, 1S91. 
R<»binson. Lucius F., Hartford, Feb. 4, 1S90. 
Uogcrs, Ernest E., New London, April 6, 1S97. 



Root, John Gilbert, Hartford, Oct. 7, iSgo. 

Rowell, Harriet. Hartford, Nov. i', 1892. 

Royce, Philander C. Hartford, Oct. 3, 1893, 

Rudd, Malcolm Day, Lakeville, March 6, 1900. 

Rtissell, Gtirdcn WadszvortJi, M. D., Hartford, April 30, 1S40. 

Sage, John Plall, Portland, Nov. 5, 1S95. 

St. John, Howell Williams, Hartford, Nov. 3, 1S91. 

Salto.nstall, Rev. Lindall Winthrop, Hartford, Feb. 5. 1901, 

Sanford, George Bliss, U. S. A., Litchfield, Nov. 13, 1894. 

Scott, Mrs. Mary Ellen Clark. Hartford, March 3, 1S96. 

Scott, Merrit Bradford, Hartford, March 3, 1S96. 

Sears, Edward Hale, Hartford, Oct. 4. 1S92. 

Seg-ur, Gideon Cross, M. D,, Hartford, Nov, 7, 1S93. 

Seymour, Morris Woodruff, Bridgeport, March 3, 1S91. 

Seymour, Rev. Storrs O., Hartford, March 3, 1891. 

Sharpe, William Carvossa, Seymour, Dec. 2, 18S4. 

Shelton, Henry Tweedy, Bridgeport, April 5, 189S. 

Shepard, James, New Britain, April 7, 1891. 

Shipman, Arthur L., Hartford, Nov. i, 1898. 

Skiff, Frederick W., New Haven, May 2, iSgg. 

Skilton, DeWitt C, Hartford, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Smead, Edward Billings, Hartford, May i, 1S94. 

Smith, Charles H., Hartford, Jan. 6, 1891. 

Smith, Frank George, Hartford, April 2, 1S95. 

Smith, G. Brainard, Plartford, Dec. 3, 1895. 

Smith, George Williamson, D. D., LL. D., Hartford, May i, 1894, 

Smith, Herbert Knox, Hartford, F'eb. 2, 1892. 

Sniifh, Mrs. Jane T., Hartford, April i, 1S90. 

Smith, Mrs. Mary L. Con\erse, Hartford, Jan. 4, 1900. 

Spencer, Richard Pratt, Deep River, May 5, 1896. 

Stanton, Lewis Elliott, Hartford, May 6, 1879. 

Starkweather, Nathan, Hartford. May 29, iSSS. 

Star)-, Frank Farnsruorth, Middletown, Nov. 7. 1SS2. 

Stearns, Rev. Charles Cuiinnin^s, Hartford, May 29, iSSS. 

Stearns, Henry Pntnain, M.D., Hartford, April 5, 1S87. 

Stevens, Mary Kate, Newington, Jan. 4, 189S. 

Stillman, Benjamin R., Hartford, Oct. 3, 1S93. 

Stillman, Henry A., Hartford, Feb. 3, 1S91. 

Stoeckel, Carl^ Norfolk, ^hiy 6. 1S90. 

Stoeckel, Mrs. Ellen Battell, Norfolk, .NLarch 3, 1S96. 

Stone, Charles Green, Hartford, April 2, 1895. 

Stone, George F., Hartford, Jan. 4. 1S9S. 

Stone, Mrs. Mary C, Hartford, Nov. 13, 1894, 

Storrs, Mrs. Mary R., Hartford, Nov. i, 1892. 

Stowe, Rev. Charles Edward, Hartford, .Nhircli 6, iSSS. 

S-vift, Rou'la}ut tLirtford, June 3, 1873. 

Swanls, Joseph Forsyth, Hartford, May 7, lSg5. 

Taintor, James U., Hartford, Dec. 2. 1S91. 



Talcott, Hart. Hartford. Jan. 4. igoo. 
Talcott, >[ary Kingsbury, Hartford, April i, 1890. 
Talcott, William Hanmer. Hartford. March 6. 1S94. 
Tallman, James Hazclton. Hartford, Oct. 4. 1S92. 
Taylor, James Palmer, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1SS9. 
Taylor, John M., Hartford, Dec. 5, 1S93. 
Taylor, Samuel, Hartford, Oct. g, 18SS. 
Teri-y, James, New Haven, May ig, iS65. 
Thayer, George Burton. Hartford, April 2, 1S95. 
Tillotson, Edward Sweetser, Wetherstield, Feb. 5, 19*31. 
Tracy, Emma Louise, New Haven, Nov. 5. 1895. 
Trumbull, Jonathan, Norwich, Feb. 3, i8gi. 
Turnbull, Thomas, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1892. 
Turnbull. Thomas, Jr., M. D., Hartford. Nov. 3, iSgi. 
Tii'ichell, Rev. Joseph Hopkins, Hartford, Feb. 5, iSSg. 
Twitchell, Willis L, Hartford, Jan. 10. iSg3. 
Upham, Charles Leslie, Meriden, May 26, iSgo. 
Upson, Lyman Allyn, Thompsonville, July 11, iSg3. 
Van Alstyne, La-wj-ence, Sharon, March 5, iSg5. 
Wadsworth, Herbert Clinton, Hartford, May i, igoo. 
Walker, Williston, S. T. D., New flaven. Oct. 6, 1S91. 
Warner, Donald T., Salisbury, Feb. 4, iSgo. 
Waterous, ]^Irs. Annie R., Hartford, April 2. iSgs. 
Weaver, Thomas Snell. Hartford. .May 3. i5g2. 
Webb, Rodolphus L., West Hartford, March 3, iSg6. 
Weeks, Egbert O., Hartford, March 5, lag?. 
Welch, John W., Hartford, May 6, 1S90. 
Welles, Charles Thomas, Hartford. Nov. i, i8g2. 
Welles, Edgar ThadJeus, Hartford. Dec. 2. iSg4. 
Welles, Edwin Stanley. Newington, Nov. 5. 1S95. 
Welles, Roger, Newington, April 5, iSSy. 
Wells. Charles T., Hartford, Jan. 5, iSg2. 
Whaples. Meigs Heywood, Hartford, Nov. 5. iSSg. 

Wheeler, Riehard A., Stonington, June 3, 1S73. 
White, Herbert Humphrey, Hartford, Jan. 5, iSg;. 
Whiting, Charles 15., Hartford, April 5, 1SS7. 
Whittlesey, Granville, Danbury, May 7, igor. 
Williams. James Baker, Glastonbury, Nov. 3, iSgr. 

Woodruff, George M., Litchtield, April i. iSgo. 
Woods, Enoch S.. Hartford, Oct. 2. 1S94. 
Woodward. Joseph Gurley, Hartford, July 2, iS8g. 
Woodward, V. Henry, Hartford, May 17, 1S64. 
Woodward, Richard Warhani, Franklin. Nov. 15, iSSs. 
Woodward. Mrs. Sarah Cazneau Day. Franklin. (,»ct. 7. 1S90. 
Worcester. Edward Strong, Hartford, >Liy I, igoo. 



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f) Ti r a r y 211 embers 



Amarelli, V. de P., P. D., LL.D., Naples, Italy, Jan. i, 1S50. 

Davis, William Thomas, Plymouth, Mass., July i, 1S90. 

Hall, Hubert, F. S. A.. London, Eng-., Oct. 2, 1900. 

Piatt, George, New York City. April i3, 1S44. 

Richards, Samuel, Wilkes-Burre, Penn., Oct. 2, 1840. 

Stevens, Benjamin Franklin, F. S. A., London, Eng., Oct. 2, igoo. 



(£ r r e s p n 5 1 n g 211 e ni b e r s . 



Abbe, Prof. Cleveland, Washington. D. C, Dec. i. 1S96. 

Alexander, Rev. Walter S., Racine, Wis., June 7, 1S71, 

Andrews, Charles M., Ph. D.. Bryn Mawr, Penn., Jan. 5, 1S97. 

Boltwood, Lucius ]\L, Xew ILaven, March 4, 1S56. 

Brock, Robert A., Richmond, Va., March 2, 1SS6.- 

Bronson, Oliver, St. Augustine, Fla., June 2, 1874. 

De Peyster, John Watts, LL. D., Tivoli, N. V.. Nov. 3, 1S63. 

Fiske, John, LL. I)., Cambridge, Mass., Jan. 5, 1S07. 

Green, Samuel A., ^LD., LL. D., Boston, Mass.. Nov. o. iSSo. 

Holden. Frederick Abbott, ]NL D., Washington, D. C, May 5. 1S6S. 

Isham, Charles, Xew York City, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Johnston, Henry P., Xew York City, Jan. 4, 18S7. 

X'olte, Frederick, Paris, France, Nov. 9, iSSo. 

Olmsted, Flenry ^L, Canton, China, June i, 1S47. 

Rockwell, Charles H., Chicago, 111., Dec. 5, 1S4S. 

Sheldon, George, Deerheld. Mass., July 2, 1SS9. 

Stiles, Henry Reed, M. D., Xew York City, April S, 1SS4. 

Treat, John Harvey, Lawrence, Mass., June 7, 1SS7. 

Winslow, Rev. William Copley, D. D., LL. D., Boston, Mass., Xov. 13. 1S94. 



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Donors anb Donations. 



Names. 


Residences. 


■/. 

u 

5 

o 
> 


Allen, Charles Dexter, 


Hartford, Conn., - 


_ 


Allen, Francis Olcott, 


Philadelphia, Pa., - 


2 


Allerton, Samuel 0., - 


Chicago, 111., - 


I 


American Antiquarian Society, - 


Worcester, Mass.. - 


3 


American Art Galleries, 


New York, N. Y., - 


I i 


American Congregational Association, 


Boston, >Lass., 


1 
— j 


American Historical Association, 


Washington, 1). C, 


2 1 


American Philosophical Society, 


Philadelphia, Pa., -. 


2 


Ames, Herman V., - 


Philadelphia, Pa., - 




Ancient and Honorable Artillery Co., 


Boston, Mass.; 


2 


Andover Theological Seminary, - 


Andover, Mass., 


— 


Andrews, Frank D., - 


Vineland, N. J., 


— 


Associated Charities, - - - - 


Boston, NLass., 


— 


Babcock, W. L., - - - - 


Meriden, Conn., 


— 


Barnard, Heirs of late Henry, - 


Hartford, Conn., - 


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Barnes, A. T., 


Sharon, ]\Iass., 




Barringer, Edward H,, 


Hartford, Conn., - 


7 


Bates, Albert C, 


Plartford, Conn,, - 


I 


Beckwith, A. C. & E. S., - 


Elkhorn, Wis., 


— 


Belknap, Leverett, - - - - 


Hartford, Conn., - 


I 


Benton, Josiah H., Jr., 


Boston, !\h\ss., 


— 


Boston, City of, 


Boston, Mass., 


I j 


Boston Public Library, - . . 


Boston, Mass., 


— j 


Bowen, Clarence \V., - - 


New York, N. Y., - 


- ! 


Bowers, Dwight P"., - 


New Haven. Conn., 


J 


P)rainard, Lucv A., - . - - 


PLartford, Conn,, - 


— ' 


Branch, Mary'L. B., - 


New London, Conn., 


— 


P>rooklyn Library, . - - - 


Brooklyn, N. Y., - 


— 


Bulliinch, Ellen S., - - - - 


Cambridge, Mass., - 


I 


Bulkeley, Morgan G., 


Plartford, Conn., - 


— ; 


Bunker Hill Monument Association, - 


Boston, Mass.. 


I 


P>urr, Frances Ellen, - - - - 


Hartford, Conn., - 


s 


Calais Free Library, . - - - 


Calais, Me., - 


I 


Cameron, Mabel \V., . - - . 


PLartford. Conn., - 


— 


Carpenter, C. C, 


Andover, ^Lass., 


— 


Carter. Howard W., - 


Norfolk, Conn., 


I 


Chattield. Carrie E.. - 


Minneapolis, Minn., 


— 


Chicago Historical Society, 


Chicago, 111.. - 


— 


Cincinnati Public Librarv', - 


Cincinnati, O., 


I 


Clark. Charles H., - ' - 


Hartford, Conn., - 


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Clark, Edward, 


Winsteil, Conn., 


2 i 


i'lark, George N., - 


Hartford. Conn.. - 


4 


Clark, Jane Gilman, - - - - 


Worcester, Mass., - 


I : 


Clark, ALahlon N., - 


Hartford, Conn., - 


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Names. 



Residknces. 



Cleveland, Edmund J,, 

Collins, Mrs., 

Connecticut, State of, . . . 

Conn. Academy of Arts and Sciences, 

Connecticut Magazine Co., 

Conn. Society Sons of Am. Revolution, 

Contemporary Club, - . - . 

Curtis, George M., - - . . 

Cudmore, P., - 

Davis, Andrew McF., . . . 

Darling, Charles \V., - - . . 

Denison, Frederic, - . . . 

Denison, John L., - 

DePeyster, John Watts, 

Dickinson, Raymond X., - 

Diocese of New Jersey, . . . 

Diocese of Connecticut, 

Dodge, James II., . . . . 

Eardeley, \Villiam A., 

Elmore, Samuel E., - 

English, \Villiam F., - 

Exchange. - 

Fairmount Park Art Association, 

Farnham, Irving T., - 

Fitts, George H., 

Fitchburg, City of, - 

Flagg, Charles A., - 

Franklin and Marshall College, - 

Gay, Alice M.. - - / - 

Gay, Frank P>., - ■ - 

Geer, Sons of Elihu. - - - - 

Geological Survey of Canada, 

Gilman, Harriet, . . . - 

Glazier, Charles M., - 

Glover, Cieorge II., - 

Gocher, William C, - 

Goodwin. James J., - 

Graves, Miles \V., 

Green, James. - . . - - 

Green, vSamuel A., - 

Greenlaw, Lucy H., - 

Griswold, Rufus W., - - . - 

Hart, Samuel, - . - - - 

Hartford 'Iheological Seminary, 

Hartford Tin>es. . . . . 

Hartranft. Fred L., - 

Harvard University, . - - - 

Harvev, Oscar ]., 

Haskell, Frank" \V., . - - - 

Hassam. John T.. . . . - 

Hawley, David R., - 

Ilawley, Joseph R., - 



Hartford, Conn,, 
Hartford, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 
New Haven, Conn. 
Hartford, Conn., 
New Haven, Conn. 
Davenport. Iowa, 
Mcriden, Conn., 
Fairbault, Minn., 
Cambridge, Mass., 
Utica, N. v., - 
Hartford, Conn., 
Hartford. Conn., 
Tivoli, X. v., - 
Essex. Conn.. - 



Windsor, Conn., 
Boston, Mass., 
Brooklyn, X'. V., 
Hartford, Conn., 
E, Windsor, Conn. 

Philadelphia, Pa., 
Newton, Mass., 
Ashford, Conn.. 
Fitchburg, Mass., 
Washington, 1). C. 
Lancaster, Pa., 
Hartford. Conn.. 
Hartford, Conn., 
Hartford. Conn., 
Ottawa. Can., 
Xew Haven. Conn. 
Hartford, Conn., 
Soniers, Conn.. 
Hartford, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 
PI art ford. Conn., 
Worcester, Mass., 
Boston. >Lass.. 
Cambridge. Mass.. 
Rocky liill. Conn., 
Middletown, Conn, 
llartft^rd. Conn., 
Hartford. Conn.. 
Hartforil. Conn.. 
Cambridge. Mass., 
Wilkes- Parre. P.i., 
Niagara Falls. N 
Boston, .\Liss., 
Farmington, Conn 
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Playden, Jabez H., - 

Hayden, Kate L., - 

Hemenway, Eliza M., 

Hills, J. Coolidge, - - . . 

Hist, and Philosoph. Society of Ohio, 

Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 

Hoadly, The late Charles J,, - - 

Hoadley, George E., - 

Holmes, Clay W., - 

Hungerford, Newman, ... 

Illinois State Historical Library, 

Indian Rights Association, 

Jenkins, Howard M., 

Johnston, Charles E., 

Johnston, Henry P., - 

Iving, Harvey J., _ - . - 

Kongl. Vit. Hist, and Antiq. Aked., - 

Lake Mohawk Conference, 

Lee, Henry, 

Leland Stanford, Jr., University, 
Lewis, George E., - 
Love, W. DeLoss, _ . _ _ 
Maine Historical Society, - - - 
Maiden, City of, - - - - 
Manning, Augusta, - - 
Markham, Ernest A., 
Martin, Charles T.. - 
Marwick, William E,, 
Maryland Historical Society, 
Massachusetts Historical Society, 
Mass. Society Sons of Am. Revolution, 
Matthews, Albert, - - _ . 
Medford Historical Society, 
Merriam, Charles P., 
Moore, James \V., - 
Morris. Heirs of late Jonathan E., 
Morris, Seymour, . . . . 
National Museum. . . . . 
New Hampshire Historical Society, - 
New Hampshire State Library, - 
New PLiven Colony Hist. Society, 
New Jersey Historical Society, - 
N. V, (^ien. and Biographical Society, 
New York Historical Society, 
New York Public Library, - 
Newbury Library, . . . . 
Nova .Scotia Government, - - - 
< >ld Northwest Cienealogical Society, - 
Oltnstcad, Marion, - - - ' - 
Ontario Historical Society, 
tKven, Charles H., - ' - 
I'-^K'^-, A. K.. 



1 Winds'rLocks,Conn.,' 

I Hartford, Conn,, - j 
Suffield, Conn., 

; Hartford, Conn., - : 
Cincinnati. O.. 

Philadelphia, Pa., - • 

Hartford, Conn., - 

Hartford, Conn., - . 

': Elmira, N. Y., 

Hartford, Conn., - ' 

■ Springfield, 111., - j 
Philadelphia, Pa,, - 

1 Philadelphia, Pa., - 
' AVashington, D. C, | 

■ New York, N. Y., - ' 
! Troy. N. Y., - - I 

Stockholm, - - : 

i Bridgeport, Conn., - 
; Palo Alto, Cal., 
! Collinsville. Conn., - 
; Hartford, Conn., - : 
i Portland, Me., - j 

i Maiden, Mass., - i 

Hartford, Conn., - 
I Durham, Conn., 
I Hartford, Conn., - , 
I Ansonia, Conn., - i 
' Baltimore, Md., 
i Boston, Mass., 
Boston, ^Lass., 
! Boston, Mass., - ; 
Medford. Mass., - 
London. Eng., 
Easton. Pa., - 
Hartford, Conn., - 
Chicago, 111., - 
Rio Janeiro, Brazil, 
Concord, N. IL, 
Concord, N. IL. 
New Haven. Conn., 
Trenton, N. L, 
New York. N, Y,. - 
New York, N. Y., - 
New York. N. Y., - 
Chicago. 111.. - 
Halifax. N. S., 
Columbus. O.. 
Wilton. Conn., 
Toronto, Can.. 
Hartford, Conn., - 
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Paltsits, Victor H.. - 
Parker, Francis II., - 
Parker, Samuel E., - 
Parmeie, George L., - 

Pelton & King^, 

Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, 
Prime, Temple, - - - - . 
Princeton University, ... 

Providence Public Library, 
Purchased, . . . . . 

Rhode Island Plistorical Society, 
Rogers, James S., - 
Root, Mrs. Judson PL, - 
Royal Societv of Canada, - 
Rudd, Malcolm D.. - 
Russell, Ilezekiah S., 
Ruth Wyilys Chapter D. A. R., - 

Sage, John H., 

Salem Public Library, . , . 

Schell, F. Robert, .... 

Scott, Angeline, . - . . 

Seward, George F., - 

Seymour, Morris W.,- _ - . 

Sharpe, Mrs. F. X., - 

Sheldon, George, . . . . 

Sheldon. Hezekiah S., 

Soc. of Mayflower Descendants in N.Y., 

Starr, Edward C, - 

Starr, Frank F., 

State Historical Society, 

State Historical Society, 

Statute Law Book Co., . . . 

Stiles, Samuel M., 

Stillman, Alice W., - . . - 

Stone, Charles G., - 

Stoughton, John A., - 

Swan, Robert T., 

Syracuse Public Library, 

falcott, Mary K., 

Texas State Historical Association, 

Trinity College, - - - - - 

Trustees of John F. Slater Fund, 

Tuttle, Jane, 

United States, - - - ■ - 
University of North Carolina, 
University of Pennsyhania, 
University of Slate of New York, 
University of I'oronto, 
University of Toulouse, ... 
Walker, \VilHstou, . . . - 
Wallace, John H., - - - 
Wasiiburn, Albert L., 



Residences. 



New York, N. Y.. 
Hartford, Conn., 
New Britain, Conn. 
Hartford, Conn., 
Middletown, Conn. 
Deertield. Mass., 
Huntington. N. Y., 
Princeton, N. J., 
Providence. R. L. 



Providence. R. I., 
Boston, Mass., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Ottawa, Can., 
Lakeville, Conn., 
Pittstield, Mass., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Portland. Conn., 
Salem. Mass., 
New York, N. Y., 
So. Norwalk, Conn 
New York, N.Y., 
Bridgeport, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Deerfield, Mass., 
Sufheld, Conn., 
New York. N. Y., 
Cornwall, Conn.. 
Middletown, Conn. 
Iowa City, Iowa, 
Madison, Wis., 
Washington, I). C. 
Hartford, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 
E. Hartford, Conn, 
Boston, Mass., 
Syracuse, N. Y., 
Ifartford. Conn., 
Austin, Tex., - 
Hartford, Conn., 
Baltimore, Md., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Waslungton, D. C. 
Chapcrnill, N. C. 
Philadelphia, Pa.. 
Albany, N. V., 
Toronto, Can., 
Toulouse, France. 
Hartford. Conn.. 
New York, N. Y.. 
Hartforil, Conn., 



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Wells. Charles T., - 

Wesleyan University, 

West Va, Hist, and Antiq. Society, - 

Western Reserve Historical Society, - 

Wheeler, Richard A., 

White, Charles A., . - . . 

White, W. T., 

Whittelsey,' Charles B., - 
Wilcox, William A., - 
Williams, Elizabeth M., 
Wricrht, Stephen, . . . . 
Wyoming Commemorative i\ssociation, 
Wyoming- Hist, and Geological Society, 
Yale University, - - . . 

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ANNUAL REPORT 



OF 



/«r^y 



^^t C^onnecncu^ ^^istoticat^ocitt^ 



May, 1902 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF 



^^t Connecticut '^ie(oxiC(xi ^octe^^ 



REPORTS AND PAPERS PRESENTED AT THE ANNUAL 

MEETING, MAY 20, 1902 

ALSO A LIST OF OFFICERS AND MEMBERS 
AND OF DONATIONS FOR THE YEAR 



HARTFORD 

PVBHSllKD 1»Y THE SOCIKTY 

1903 



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©fficers of tl]c Society. 



President. 

SAMUEL HART. ...-..'.. Middletown. 

Vice-Presidents. 

JAMES J. GOODWIN, Hartford. 

JAMES TERRY, . . _ New Haven. 

RICHARD A. WHEELER, Stonington. 

MORRIS W. SEYxMOUR, Bridgeport. 

THEODORE S. GOLD, .---... Cornwall. 

FRANK FARNSWORTH STARR, Middletown. 

ELLEN D. EARNED, - - - - - - . Thompson. 

E. STEVENS HENRY, Rockville. 

Recording Secretary. 

ALBERT C. BATES, - - Hartford. 

Corresponding Secretary. 

W. DeLOSS love, .----... Hartford. 

Treasurer. 

JOHN E. MORRIS," Hartford. 

Librarian. 

ALBERT C. BATES, - Hartford. 

Auditor. 

JOSEPH G. WOODWARD, Hartford. 

Membership Committee. 

S \^W EL HART, c'x o^n'o, Middletown. 

JOSEPH G. WOODWARD, Hartford. 

JULIUS GAY, - - . - Farmington. 

JOHN E. MORRIS, Hartford. 

HORACE E. MATHER, Hartford. 

JANE T. SMITFI, - Hartford. 

ALBERT C. BATES. Hartford. 

JOSEPH L. BLANC HARD, - . ." - - . Hartford. 
Library Committee. 

SAMUEL HART, r-a-^^r/^, Middletown. 

FRANCIS H. PARKER, Hartford. 

THO^L\S S. WEAVER, Hartford. 

FREDERICK W. PRINCE, Hartford. 

Publication Committee. 

SAMUEL HART, .-.v. 7//V/^, Middletown. 

ALBERT C. BATES, Hartford. 

1 EVERETT BELKNAP. Hartford. 

♦ .FORGE S. GODARD, Hartford. 

Committee on Monthly Papers. 

I' n. WOODWARD. Haktkokd. 

CHARLES B. WHITING. Hartford. 

AKTHUR L. SI1IP>L\N, Haktfi^rd. 



2?c5obe 3ncorporatin5 

CI^c donnecticut f?istoricaI Society. 

passcb JXla^, 1825. 



Resolved by this Assembly, That John Trumbull. Thomas C. Browne'!, 
Timothy Pitkin, John S. Peters, William W. Ellsworth. Thomas Day. Thomas- 
Robins, Daniel Burhans, Thomas Hubbard, Isaac Toucey, Nathaniel .S, 
Wheaton, George Sumner, Roger M. Sherman, William T. Williams, Manin 
Wells, Joseph Battell, William Cooley. Thomas W. Gallaudet, Thomas S. 
Williams, Eli Todd, Walter Mitchell, George W. Doane, Samuel B. Woodward, 
S. PI. Huntington, Samuel W. Dana, James Gould, Samuel A. Foote, Nathan 
Johnson, Plawley Olmstead, Benjamin Trumbull, John Hall, and their asso- 
ciates and successors, be, and hereby are ordained, constituted and declared 
to be, forever hereafter, a body corporate, by the name of The Connecticut 
Historical Society, and by that name, they, their associates and successors shall 
and may have perpetual succession; shall be capable of suing and being sued, 
pleading and being impleaded, and also to purchase, receive, hold and convey 
any estate, real or personal, to an amount not exceeding thirty thousand 
dollars; and may have a common seal, and the same may alter at pleasure: 
may establish rules relative to the admission of future members; may ordain, 
establish, and put in execution such by-laws and regulations, not contrary to 
the provisions of this charter, or the laws of this State, as shall be deemed 
necessary for the government of said corporation. 

The Governor of this State, the Lieutenant Governor, and the Judges of the 
Superior Court, shall be ex o'fficio members of the Society. 

Said corporation shall meet once a year for the choice of a President. \'iLe- 
President, Corresponding Secretary, Recording Secretary, Treasurer, and such 
other ofticers as may be designated from time to time by the by-laws of the 
Society. 

The first meeting of the Society shall be holdcn at the State House in 
Hartford at such time as shall be designated by the Honorable John Trumbull, 
notice thereof being previously given in one or more newspapers printed in 
Hartford. 

Provided, nevertheless, that this act of incorporation shall be subject lo be- 
revoked or altered, at the pleasure of the General Assembly. 



By:iarD5 of the Society. 



I. MEMBERS. 



1. The Society shall consist of Resident, Corresponding and Honorary' 
Members. 

Resident members shall be persons residing in the State of Connecticut; and 
no other shall be entitled to vote in any meeting of the Society. 

Honorary and corresponding members shall be persons residing out of the 
State of Connecticut, and shall not be subject to any admission fee or tax. 

Honorary members shall be persons who may have rendered important public 
service to the State of Connecticut, or to the cause of historic inquiry, or litera- 
ture generally. 

2. No person shall be voted for as an honorary, corresponding, or resident 
member, until at least one month after his nomination by the Committee on 
Membership; and every such vote shall be taken by ballot, at a regular 
meeting, at which not less than ten members are present. 

3. Every nomination for the election of honorary or corresponding mem- 
bers shall be based on the application, in writing, of two resident members, 
■stating the reason for such nomination, and the qualihcations of the persons 
proposed for membership. 

4. Whenever a vote shall be taken on the admission of a member, and tliere 
shall be found two ballots against his admission, the presiding ofticer shall 
declare the election postponed. At the ne.xt regular meeting, if the recom- 
mendation of tiie committee shall be renewed, he may be admitted by the 
votes of two-thirds the members present. 

5. Resident members shall pay, on admission, three dollars, and two dollars 
every subsequent year, if they reside within, and one dollar if they reside with- 
out, the limits of the town of Hartford; or, in lieu thereof, any person entitled 
to be a member may constitute himself a life member by paying at one time the 
sum of twenty-five dollars. 

6. Should any person elected as a resident member omit to signify his 
acceptance of such election within one month after receiving notice thereof, 
and to pay the admission fee, he shall forfeit the privilege of becoming a 
member. The payment of the annual assessment shall hereafter constitute 
a condition of continued membership, and the neglect or refusal to pay the same 
for the period of six months after the annual meeting of the Society shall be 
ileemed a withdrawal from the Society. 

7. A copy of the by-laws shall be presented, within one month after the 
<adoption of this by-law, by the Recording Secretary, to every resident member, 
to be signed and returned to the Secretary; and members who shall subscribe 
the same shall thereafter be considered as accepting the provision respecting 
the annual assessment and the conditions of membership. 



II. OFFICERS. 

1. The officers of the Society, to be elected at the annual meeting by ballot, 
and to hold their offices for one year and until others shall be chosen, shall be— 
a President, not exceeding- eight Vice-Presidents, a Recordings Secretary, a 
Corresponding Secretary, a Treasurer, a Committee on Membership, to consist 
of seven members; Committees on the Library, and on Publication, each to 
consist of three members. 

The preceding officers and the chairmen of the several committees shall 
constitute the Standing Committee of the Society. 

A Librarian and Cabinet Keeper shall be appointed, on the nomination of the 
Standing Committee, whenever such appointment shall be deemed advisable. 

2. The President shall be, ex officio, chairman of the Standing Committee, 
and a member of the Membership, Library, and Publication Committees; shall 
preside at all meetings of the Society and Standing Committee; call, by himself 
or Secretary, all meetings of the Society, and deliver or provide for an address 
at the annual meeting. 

3. The Recording Secretary shall have custody of the hies, records, and seal 
of the Society; shall give notice to new members of their election, and furnish 
them certificates of membership; keep an accurate journal of the transactions of 
the Society and Standing Committee, and, when directed by the proper officer, 
call the meetings of the same. 

4. The Corresponding Secretary shall conduct the correspondence in behalf 
of the Society. 

5. The Treasurer shall receive the admission fees, and report the names of 
the persons paying the same to the Recording Secretary; and shall also receive 
all other moneys due, and all donations or bequests of money made to the 
Society; shall pay to the order of the Chairman of the Standing Committee such 
sums as may be required for the ordinary expenses of the Society and such as 
the Society may otherwise direct to be paid; shall keep a true and faithful 
account of all moneys received and paid by him, and of the property and debts 
of the Society; and shall, at the annual meeting, render a particular statement, 
to be examined and audited by a committee who shall be appointed at such 
annual meeting for that purpose. 

6. The Librarian, under the direction of the Library Committee, shall 
arrange and have charge of all books, pamphlets, manuscripts, and other 
articles deposited in the rooms of' the Society; and shall, before ever>- annual 
meeting of the Society, make a full report to the Library Committee of his 
doings as Librarian during the past year, and of the condition of the Library. 

7. To the Committee on Membership shall be referred all the propositions 
for the admission of members. No nominations for membership shall be 
considered or acted upon by the Committee during a regular meeting of the 
Society. 

S. The Committee on the Library shall, before each annual meeting, make 
a careful examination of the books and other articles deposited in the returns of 
the Society, and shall report thereon to the Standing Committee, including in 



such report the annual report of the Librarian. They may make purchases 
for the Library, under the direction of the Society, within the income of the 
Library fund, or to such an amount as may be appropriated by a vote of the 
Society for such purpose. . 

9. The Publication Committee shall have the superintendence of all publi- 
cations ordered by the Society. They shall, from time to time, report to the 
Society respecting the selection and arrangement of such papers, from the 
Library of the Society or other sources, as are most suitable for publication in 
volumes of the Society's Collections. 

10. The Standing Committee shall act generally in behalf of the Society, 
fill all vacancies in any offices until the next regular meeting of the Society, and 
make an annual report to the Society. Any three members of this Committee 
may constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, and a notice for a 
meeting of the Society shall be deemed a notice for the meeting of this 
Committee. 

III. MEETINGS. 

1. An annual meeting shall be held in the month of May, at such time and 
place as the Standing Committee shall appoint. 

2. A regular meeting shall be held on the first Tuesday evening of each 
month, unless suspended by a vote of the Society. 

3. Special meetings shall be called by the President, or, in his absence, by 
the Recording Secretary, on the application of three members. 

4. Previous notice of any meeting of the Society shall be given in one or 
more public prints. And at any meeting, duly called and notified, seven 
members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, other than 
the admission of new members, or the negotiation of exchange. 

IV. DONATIONS AND DEPOSITS. 

1. All donations to and deposits with the Society shall be entered in a book 
kept for that purpose. 

2. No donations shall be exchanged or disposed of unless the Society have 
a duplicate of the same. 

3. All deposits left with the Society shall be carefully preserved, and may 
at any time be taken by the depositor in person, or deHvered on his written 
order. But every deposit which shall not be so reclaimed or withdrawn, shall, 
after the decease of the depositor, be entered as a donation, and become the 
property of the Society; unless, at the time of making the deposit, other con- 
ditions shall be prescribed by the depositor. 

V. LIBRARY. 

I. The rooms, with all books, manuscripts, pictures, and articles belonging 
to or deposited with the Society, shall be under the immediate charge of the 
Librarian, acting under the direction of the Library Committee. 



2. The Library shall be opened for the inspection of the public, and the 
examination of books and manuscripts, and transcription therefrom, at such 
time, and on such conditions, as shall be prescribed by the Library Committee; 
and no book or manuscript siiall be taken from the room without a special vote 

of the Society, except by the Committee on Publication. 

VI. PUKLICATION FUND. 

The legacy left to the Society by the late President, the Hon. Thomas Day, 
the avails of all life memberships, and all special donations and subscriptions 
which may be made thereto, shall constitute a Publication Fund — the income 
of which shall be applied, under the direction of the Publication Committee, 
towards the expense of such publications as may be ordered by the .Society, 

VII. ALTKR.A.TIONS. 

Any alteration of these by-laws shall be submitted to a regular meeting, held 
prior to that on which the vote on the same is taken. 



prcsibenfs Clbbrcss. 



To the Members of the Cojinecticut Historical Society: 

WE CLOSE to-day the record of another year of our Society's 
life; and it is my pleasant duty to remind you of what 
has been done since our last annual meeting, and to make some 
suggestions as to the work which still lies before us. 

OBITUARY. 

During the past ^-ear one corresponding member and three 
resident members have died. 

John Fiske, LL. D., widely known and deservedly honored 
for his studies in philosophy and history and for his presenta- 
tion of the results of his work in most admirable form, elec'ted 
corresponding member in 1897, ^i^*^ ^^^ the 3rd of July last. 

James Goodwin Batterson, for more than twenty-five 
years a resident member, well-known in the hnancial world, 
but a man who found time for wide studies in history and 
literature, died on the iSth of September. 

William Miller Hudson, M. D., who had earned for him- 
self an honorable place in the medical profession, died on the 
30th of Oclober, but a few months after he had been elected to 
membership. 

Nathan Starkweather, a man who extended an active 
life to advanced years, and who had an almost unequalled 
knowledge of the topography of Hartford, after a membership 
of fourteen years, died on the 17th of January. 

membership. 
Four resident members have resigned, and ten persons have 
been elected to resident membership. There are now 349 mem- 
bers of the Society, of whom 323 (^including 4S life members') 
are resident, while 20 are corresponding members and 6 are 
honorary members. 



10 



MEETINGS. 



At the eight monthly meetings which have been held during 
the year, papers have been read to the members and visitors 
present, as follows: 

In October, by Mr. Allan D. Risteen, on "The International 
Date-Iyine. ' ' 

In November, by Professor Edwin Knox Mitchell, on "The 
Eastern Question, a Retrospecl." 

In December, by Dr. Edwin S. Lines, President of the New 
Haven Colony Historical Society, on "Thomas Hutchinson, 
the last Royal Governor of Massachusetts. ' ' 

In January, by Judge Simeon E. Baldwin, on his honored 
ancestor, Roger Sherman. 

In February, by Professor Henry Ferguson, on "The Hifecl: 
of the French Revolution upon American Politics. ' ' 

In March, by Principal Wilbur F. Gordy, on " International 
Politics." 

In April, b}^ Jonathan Trumbull, Esq., on his distinguished 
ancestor, " Brother Jonathan." 

In May, by ex-President Timothy Dwight, on Dr. Leonard 
Bacon. 

The mention of these papers and of their authors at this 
time is not merely for the purpose of making a formal record. 
It serves to remind us of the great value to us, as students of 
local and general history, of the carefully prepared essays or 
addresses to which we have listened; and it also shows one 
among many ways in which this Society is of service to the 
community. And we ought not to fail to recognize once more 
our indebtedness to the Committee on Papers, and especially to 
its zealous chairman, for securing, month after month, papers 
which have made our meetings both attractive and interesting. 

LIBRARY AND PUBLICATIONS. 

I do not need to bespeak for the report of the Librarian your 
careful attention. It marks the close of ten years of faithful 
and disinterested service of the Society; and we cannot fail to 
recognize the facl that the increased usefulness of our colleclion 
of books and manuscripts is largely due to the wisdom with 



which he has united enthusiasm and discrimination in discharg- 
ing the duties of his office and in enlarging the scope of those 
duties. The labor of preparing and carrying through the press 
the eighth volume of our Collections, containing Rolls and Lists 
of Conne(5licut Men in the Revolution, a body of valuable 
material for the most part unpublished before, has fallen 
almost entirely upon him; and this work, and what has been 
done in preparation for succeeding volumes, is most creditable 
to him and to the Society. For continuing our publications 
there is no lack of material; and there certainly is no lack of 
demand for it in convenient form for consultation and use; we 
need a large increase of funds which, in connecflion with the 
appropriation made by the General Assembly of the State for 
that purpose, may be used for such publications and for the 
expenses incident to the same. 

We have accepted with much gratitude a gift made in accord- 
ance with the expressed wish of our late President, Dr. Charles 
J. Hoadly, by his brother and executor, consisting of almost 
eleven hundred numbers of the twelve volumes of Colonial 
Records edited by him, the proceeds of the sale of which are to 
form a fund bearing Dr. Hoadly 's name, its income to be used 
for the increase of the Library. 

You will, I am sure, take special interest in being reminded 
of the generous provision made by the Misses Eldredge for the 
restoration of the excellent portrait of their great-uncle, Dr. 
Thomas Robbins, so long our Librarian, a work most happily 
executed by the granddaughter of the artist; of the kindness of 
Mrs. Samuel Colt in presenting two paintings of the Judges' 
Cave at West Rock; of the proof of the continued liberality of 
our first Vice-President shown, as in other ways, so especially 
in the volumes of the monumental History of the Counties of 
England already published and in place on our shelves; and of 
the acquisition, through the thoughtful generosity of Robert 
C. Winthrop, Jr., Esq., of a gift which could have been made 
b}' no one else, a manuscript letter of the Rev. Thomas Hooker. 
Other gifts to our collections, which will be presently mentioned 
by the Librarian, deserve a no less grateful recognition. 



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HISTORICAL COMMEMORATIONS. 

The great institution of learning which had its beginning as 
the Collegiate School of this Colony and is now Yale University 
has this year celebrated the bicentenary of its foundation; and 
the celebration has called for the presentation and publication 
of much that has a permanent historical value. Probably its 
most valuable memorial of an historical characler will be found 
in the three volumes of the Literary Diary of President vStiles, 
for which students and readers are indebted, in more senses 
than one, to the man who must be for a long time to come 
acknowledged as the annalist and historian of the University, 
Professor Franklin B. Dexter, a member of our Society. 

The session of a Constitutional Convention has called to mind 
the Convention of 1818 and has led to investigation into the 
origin and the history of civil government in Connecticut. 
Probably never before have so man}- persons made interested 
and intelligent study of the principles and theories which under- 
lie our unique system of government. They have been aided 
by the publication, on behalf of the State and by the intelli- 
gent direclion of the Comptroller, of historical documents, in- 
cluding a new edition of the historical notes of our sometime 
President, Dr. Trumbull. It is sincerely to be hoped that the 
interest which has been thus awakened may be maintained and 
directed in a spirit of investigation rather tlian of controversy, 
to increase our knowledge of the facis and principles which 
form and are embodied in our histor3^ 

PUBLIC RECORDS. 

In my address last year I spoke of the report presented to 
the General Assembly of the State by the Connnission of Public 
Records appointed in the preceding year, which had been re- 
ferred for consideration to a committee of that body. It was a 
great disappointment to those specially interested in the subject 
that it did not receive more favorable attention. A resolution 
finally passed the General Assembly, in form appearing to 
authorize the appointment of a new Commission, but perhaps 
intended to continue that which had presented its report, and 
making a small appropriation for necessary expenses; but under 
this, as far as I have learned, no action has been taken. It 
seems to be held that our present enactments in regard to the 



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custody and preservation of records in our i6S towns and 112 
probate districts are quite sufficient, if only some one can be 
found in each town and districi who will undertake to see that 
they are enforced; and that if no one of those immediately inter- 
ested cares to acl, it is not a matter of sufficient general interest 
to call for State inspection or oversight. Present inconvenience 
of historical or genealogical students may not be a sufficient 
reason for putting a small additional charge upon the treasury 
or for attempting to awake the custodians of records and docu- 
ments to a sense of their value; but possibly some consideration 
of more evident utility, or the practical argument of some 
serious but perfe(5lly avoidable loss by fire or theft, may per- 
suade those who are responsible to give due consideration to 
the safety of the ancient and modern public records which are 
literally scattered about the State. 

MEETING OF THE CINCINNATI. 

The National Society of the Cincinnati, I am glad to learn, 
is to hold its triennial meeting in Hartford on the seventeenth 
and following days of next month. I do not doubt that our 
Society will take pleasure in welcoming this honorable body at 
that time, and in extending to it the courtesy of its rooms, with 
a special invitation to hold its sessions, or such as it may prefer, 
in this place, and to inspecl: such of our colleclions as have special 
interest for its members. I also commend to your consideration 
a request that the ancient records of the Connecticut Cincinnati, 
extending from about 17S3 to 1804, now in the custody of our 
Society, may be entrusted to one of our officers who is Secretary 
of the Cincinnati for the service of that body during the days 
of its session. 

NEEDS OF THE SOCIETY. 

In the report of the Librarian you will hear once more of the 
crowded condition of the shelves in our library and of the utter 
congestion of what may by courtesy be called our stack-rooms. 
A little additional shelving has been placed in the library 
by covering nearly all the remaining free wall-space with 
shelves; but this will soon be filled up, and the problem recurs 
as to the possibiUty of finding room for additional purchases 
and eifts. which we must make and desire to receive, where 



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they will be of use to investigators and readers. And it is iiard 
to avoid impatience when one thinks of the treasures, largely 
in the form of bound volumes of newspapers, which so nearly 
fill up available space on the floor below us that it is extremely 
difficult to make any use of them. I am at a loss to suggest 
any immediate practical remedy for this condition of things; 
but our need of more room should be kept constantly before 
the minds of the members and friends of the Society. 

A greater need, and one which in a way really includes the 
other, is that of generous additions to our funds. For a ver}' 
moderate expense — an expense far too moderate for the labor 
of hand and mind which is given — we provide a reading-room 
specially furnished for the needs of investigators in a popular 
and attradtive line of study; and the facilities which we offer 
are thoroughly appreciated and constantly used. Our hall, 
with its collection of portraits and of articles illustrating the 
history of this Colony and State, is one of the most attractive 
places in the city. Our publications are of very great interest 
to students, and are recognized as having a permanent value: 
and it is well known that we have the material, awaiting 
arrangement and editing, for many more volumes of no less 
interest and value. Our invested funds 3'ield a moderate income, 
which, added to the receipts from membership fees and the ap- 
propriation from the State to assist in the work of publication, 
enables us to continue our work without serious interruption. 
But the time is at hand when we must appeal to the public- 
spirited men and women of Conneclicut for liberal gifts to 
increase our general and special fimds. All that is given in 
this way will come back with generous reward, if not to the 
givers themselves, yet certainly to the community in the wel- 
fare and progress of which they are concerned. I do trust that 
those who have the power to speak persuasive words in this 
matter and those who have the ability and the will to advance 
the public interests by their gifts, will not fail to remember 
how real and how urgent are the needs of this Society, which 
certainly deserves well of the republic for what it has done thus 
far and for what it hopes to do in the near future and for many 
years to come. 

Samuel Hakt. 

Pfcsidnif. 



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librarian's 2^cport. 



Mr. President and Members of the Society: 

IN PRESENTING THIS my tenth annual report as librarian it 
seems not improper to review at some length the growth 
of the library and the changes that have taken place during 
the past decade. 

The second day of May, 1892, marked the beginning of a 
great change. Then it was that the manuscripts, books and 
historical relics were first moved in preparation for the renova- 
tion and enlargement of the Societj^'s rooms. Eight months 
later the rooms were formally reopened. The Society's hall 
was now wholly devoted to the exhibition of paintings and 
other pictures and to historical relics. Most of the tall book- 
cases had been removed giving more space for the pictures, 
and the smaller objects were displayed in new show cases 
around the sides of the room. This gave added space for the 
accommodation of the increasing attendance at our monthly 
meetings. The tall tower at one corner had been transformed 
into a vault and here our thousands of precious historical man- 
uscripts were placed. Several months of the preceding sum- 
mer had been spent in assorting and arranging these, and now. 
perhaps for the first time in the Society's history, a fair idea 
could be had of their general nature and contents. 

The books which previously were hidden away behind glass 
doors in the tall wail cases had now been removed into the ad- 
joining library room. Here the 2,800 feet of shelving provided 
ample space. The lower room and its adjoining vault gave 
space for the newspaper files, bound and unbound, and for the 
usual storeroom purposes. 

Such were the conditions on the second day of January. 1893. 

Since then there have been added to the library, including 
some duplicates, 8,320 volumes, 8,415 pamphlets, and many 
miscellaneous pieces such as printed broadsides and maps. Our 
bound newspapers have increased from 550 volumes to above 



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i,i5o, including those deposited by the Hartford Public Li- 
brary. The family genealogies, now 1,270 in number, take up 
more than three times the shelf room that they then occupied; 
and the space occupied by the local histories of the New Eng- 
land states has more than doubled. There has been expended 
in obtaining such of these additions as were secu/ed by pur- 
chase $1,669.11 chargeable to the general funds of the Society 
and $1,465.44 of the funds appropriated by the Wadsworth 
Athanseum; a total of $3,134.55 expended for purchases. The 
sum of $819.67 has been expended in binding and re-binding 
books and pamphlets. This is perhaps the largest regular item 
of expense of the library, and is one that is continuous from 
year to year and necessary for the preservation of the books. 

More than 10,000 manuscripts have been added during these 
years to our choice collection, and a manuscript may mean a 
single leaf of paper or a volume of several hundred pages. In 
1889 a conservative estimate of our manuscripts placed their 
commercial value at "not less than $30,000." With the addi- 
tion of 10,000 to the collection and the large increase in the 
value of historical manuscripts in the last dozen years, it would 
seem that our collection should now be worth twice the value 
placed on the collection in 1S89. Of course no one of them 
will ever be sold, yet an estimate of their value is not without 
interest. 

The shelf room which was ample at the time of re-opening 
the library, has been outgrown. Ninety feet of shelving have 
been added at different times and quickly used; and now the 
spaces in the alcoves against the north wall of the library have 
been filled, adding iSo feet of new shelving. This will relieve 
the crowded condition of some of the alcoves and will give room 
for two or three years' growth. The storeroom is in a terrible 
condition from over-crowding. jNIore than 300 bound volumes 
of newspapers and twice as many other volumes are stacked in 
piles on the floor, leaving scarcely room for passing between 
the piles, and making the finding of a particular volume of 
newspapers a diflicult and laborious matter. Some arrange- 
ment must .soon be made to provide more room for storage pur- 
poses and for newspapers; and it may .soon become necessary 
to make use of that portion of our .storeroom now used by the 
Hartford Scientific vSociety for the exhibition of its ornitholog- 
ical and other collections. 



There is good reason for believing that a number of valuable 
collections of historical objects would be placed with the Society 
either as loans or as gifts if there was space provided for their 
display and cases in which they could be exhibited. It is to be 
regretted that the facilities of the Society are not such that 
these collections can be received. 

The appropriation which has been made for several years by 
the Wadsworth Athenceum was renewed this year. The same 
amount as last year, $4^0 . being set aside to be expended by 
this Society in the purchase of books. As heretofore, the 
books remain the property of the Athenceum but are shelved 
in this library. The total sum thus appropriated is 51,675, of 
which $291.52 remains unexpended. Since the last report 
S379.32 has been expended in the purchase of 107 books and 
12 pamphlets. Adding these to the number previously reported 
shows a total of 427 books and 63 pamphlets now in the library 
and credited to the x\thenLieum fund. The additions during 
the past year are as follows: 

Allen, J. Allen genealogy. 1869. 
Andrews, H. F. Hamlin genealogy. 1900. 
Armory, T. C. Life of Sir Isaac Coffm. 1S86. 
Atwater, F. Atwater genealogy. 1901. 
Aylsworth. H. E. Aylsworth genealogy. 18S7. 
Baird, C. \V. History of Rye, X. Y. 1S71. 
Barre, Mass., one hundredth aniversary. 1875. 
Bent, A. H. Allen genealogy. 1900. 
Blish, J. H. Index to Taintor's Colchester. Conn. 1901. 
Bostwick, H. A. Bostwick genealogy. 1901. 
Boyd, \V. P. History of Conesus, N. V. 1S71. 
Itoylston, Mass., centennial. 1SS7. 
*■ Brown, G. S. History of Yarmouth, X. S. i5S3. 
Cantield, F. A. Cantield genealogy. 1S97. 
Carl's tour in Main street [Worcester, Mass.]. 1SS9. 
Carr, E. I. Carr genealogy. 1S94. 
Caverly, R. B. Caverly genealogy. iSSo. 

Centennial of United Empire Eoyalists in Upper Canada. 1SS5. 
Centennial orations. 1S74-1875. 1875. 
Chace, W. M. Chace genealogy. 18SS. 
Chapin, H. Address at Uxbridge, Mass. iSSr. 
Clarke, A. P. Clarke's kindred genealogies. 1S96. 
Colesworthy, D. C. John 'lilcston's school. 1SS7. 
Cooley, J. C. Rathbone genealogy. 1898. 
Crowell, R. History of Fsscx, Mass. 1S53. 
Currier, J. J. " Ould Newbury, " Mass. 1896. 



De Forest, J- W. DeForest tjenealogy. 1900. 

Denny, C. C. Denny genealoi^y. 18S6. 

Densmore, L. W. Ilartwell genealogy. 1S95. 

Doe, O. T. Records of births, marriages and deaths in Franklin, Mass. 

i8gS. 
Dow, J. Tuck genealog-y. 1S77. 
Downer, D. R. Downer genealogy, igoo. 
Draper, T, W. M. Bemis genealogy. 1900. 
Emery, E. & W. M. History of Sanford, Me. 1900. 
Fisher, B. v. D. Runkle genealogy. 1899. 
Fithian, P. V. Journal and letters, 1 767-1 774. 1900. 
Foote, H. W, Annals of King's Chapel, P>oston, Mass. 2 vols. iSS2-'96. 
Ford, A. E. History of Clinton, Mass. 1S96. 
Goodenough, G. F. Ellsworth parish [Sharon], Conn. 1900. 
Gordon, G. A. Marriages and baptisms at South Hampton, X. H. 1S99. 
Hager, L, C. Boxborough, Mass., and its people. 1S91. 
Hall, M. O. Rambles about Greenland, X. H. 1900. 
Hanna, C. A. Historical collections of Harrison Co., O. 1900. 
Hanna, C. A. Ohio Valley genealogies. 1900. 
Harris, E. D. Old epitaphs of Block Island. 18S3. 
Hazard, T. R. & W. P. Robinson and Hazard genealogies, igoo. 
Hinesburg, Vt., centennial of Congregational church. iSqo. 
Hixon, H. W. West Medway, Mass., epitaphs. 1900. 
Howes, J. C. Howes genealogy. 1892. 
Huntoon, D. T. V. History of Canton, Mass. 1893. 
Joy, J. R. Joy genealogy. 1900. 
Kimball, E. A. Peaslee genealogy. iSgg. 

Kingman, B. Epitaphs from Burial Hill, Plymouth. Mass. 1892. 
Lindsay, M. I. Lindsay genealogy. 1SS9. 
Little, \V. PI istory of Warren, X. H. 1854. 
Lord, C. C. Life and times in Hopkinton, X. H. 
Lossing, B. J. Diary of George Washington, i860. 
Lyle, ^L C. X. Xourse genealogy. 1S97. 
Macdonough, R. Macdonough-Hackstaff ancestry. 1901. 
Machias, Me., history, and life of Hannah Weston. 1S57. 
Maine genealogist and biographer. 3 vols. 1S75-1S73. 
Mallett, A. S. Mallett genealogy. i8g5. 
Marshall, J. ^L Buxton, Me., centennial. 1S74. 
Meigs, H. B. Meigs genealogy. [1901.] 
Mendon, Mass., proprietors' records. 1S99. 
Milton, Mass., records, 1 662-1 S43. 1900. 
Montgomery, Mass., vital records. IQ02. 

Morrison, L. A. Among the Scotch-Irish, with Dinsmore genealogy. 1891. 
Moulton, T. Porter as a portion of Maine. 1S79. 
Xash, E. T. Fifty Puritan ancestors. igo2. 
Xewhall, B. Barker genealogy. 
Xewhall, C. L. Record of my ancestry. iSog. 
Newhall, J. R. History of Lynn. Mass., vol. 2. 1897. 
jXewsomc, W.] Yorkshire as the home of the Washingtons. [1879.] 



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Phillips, X. O. Town records of Derby, Conn., 1655-1710. 1901, 
Pierce, E, W. Historic sketches of towns in Plymouth Co., Mass. 1S73. 
Poole, E. D. Annals of Yarmouth and Barrington, N. S. 1899. 
Preston, W. B. Preston genealogy. 1900. 
Raymond, S. Raymond genealogy. 1886. 
Reed, J. L. Reed genealogy, [igoi.] 
Richards, L. S. Plistory of Marshfield, Mass. igoi. 
Ross, J. A. History of Hampton, N. li. iqoi. 
Sahler, L. H. Sahler and Gross genealogy. 
Sahler, L. H. Van Dusen genealogy. 
Salley, A. S., Jr. .History of Orangeburg, S. C. 1898. 
Saunders & Stubbs. Early settlers of Alabama. 1S99. 
Scales, J. History of Old Dover, N. H. 1900. 
Seagrave, D. Seagrave genealogy. iSSi. 
Sharpe & Bassett. Seymour, Conn., past and present. 1902. 
Shirley, A. Discourse 200th anniversary of Old Lyme, Conn., Congrega- 
tional church. 1S93. 
Small, H. W. History of Swan's Island, Me. 1S98. 
Smith, F. History of Dover, Mass. 1897. 
Stone, M. T. History of Troy, N. H. 
Tenney, M. J. Tenney genealogy. 1901. 
Thomas, L. B. Thomas genealogy. 1S96. 
Tower, H. M. Historical sketches of Spencer, Mass. 1901. 
Van Meter, B. F. Genealogies of Virginia and Kentucky. 1901. 
Ware, E. F. Ware genealogy. 1901. 
Watertown, Mass., records [vol. 2]. 1900. 

Weisse, Mrs. John A. Bethune and Faneuil genealogy. 1884. 
Wells, F. P. History of Newbury, Vt. 1902. 
Westbrook. T. Letters of, 1722-1726. 1901. 
Whaley. S. Whaley genealogy. 1901. 
Wheeler, G. A. History of Castine, Me. 1S75. 
Wilson, ^L C. C. Gibson genealogy. 1900. 
Woods, H. F, Historical sketches of Brookline, Mass. 1874. 
York, Me., deeds, 11 vols. 1887-1896. 

Toward the end of last June work was taken up in earnest 
upon the eighth volume of our Collections and the volume was 
finally issued in February with the title Rolls and Lists of 
Connecticut Men in the Revolution, 1 775-1 7S3. It is an 
octavo cloth bound volume of 375 pages, and is issued to 
supplement the State's publication entitled Record of Con- 
necticut i\Ien in the Revolution. Its index contains above 
13,000 references of which probably S.ooo are new names not 
found in the State's volume. A second supplementary volume 
of Revolution Rolls will be printed later, and unpublished ma- 
terial that will be of assistance is solicited. The annual re- 
port, a pamphlet of 43 pages containing the usual information 



relating to the Society was issued in July. Later in the sum- 
mer, in response to requests from a number of meml^ers, a full 
list of the genealogies on our shelves was issued. This formed 
a pamphlet of 30 pages and showed that our collection con- 
tained 1,236 family genealogies. 

While preparing the volume of Collections the Hbrarian had 
the assistance of Mr. William C. Thomas of Trinity College, 
Hartford, and later of ^liss Alice M. Gay, also of Hartford. 

The attendance of readers shows a slight increase over last 
year, being 4,046 as compared with 3,894 during the previous 
year. Curiously, the largest monthly attendance was in April 
when 428 readers used our books, and the smallest in Decem- 
ber with 276 readers. All of these persons were actual users 
and readers of our books, no account being made in this library 
of persons who simply pass through the room, or who chance 
to glance at some old volume as a matter of curiosity. 

During the year there have been added to the library, by do- 
nation, 361 volumes, 292 pamphlets, and 12 miscellaneous; by 
purchase, 90 volumes, 202 pamphlets, and 2 miscellaneous: by 
exchange, 10 volumes, 9 pamphlets, and 2 miscellaneous. The 
purchases made on the Atheneeum account consist of 109 vol- 
umes and 12 pamphlets. Adding these we have a total of 570 
volumes, 515 pamphlets, and 16 miscellaneous; or a grand total 
of 1,101 pieces. In addition to these there are the manuscripts, 
which are described below, and some packages of extremely 
miscellaneous current periodicals, old invitations, cards, etc., 
the gift at different times of two of our members, Miss Lucy 
A. Brainard and George E. Hoadley. The donations have 
fallen off considerably in number as compared with last year, 
although the average value and interest of the gifts has in- 
creased rather than diminished. The number of books and 
pamphlets purchased is also less than last year, but only two- 
thirds as much money has been expended this year as last, and 
two or three fortunate opportunities for purchase last year have 
not been duplicated this year. The exchanges though few in 
number have been of unusual value, four of the volumes being 
valued at five, eight, twenty, and thirty-six dollars. 

The manuscripts received during the year are as follows: 

Wiliiain P. Bacon, JVez^.' Britain. 

lUue print chart of liowers i;enealog^y. 



F. Clarence Bissell^ Willimantic. 

Blue print copy of map of Hebron, 1744, and list of early Hebron names. 
Miles Hall Br on son, Lowviile, iV. Y. 

Genealogical record of one branch of the IJronson family. 
Mrs. Harriet (Storrs) Busby, yj Hart St., Brooklyn, N. V. 

Diary of her grandmother Lucinda (Howe) Storrs, 1 776-1 7S0, iS 12-1839. 
George S. Godard, Hartford. 

South Windsor assessors returns 1 861-1866. Carpenters' specifications for 
Congregational church at Broad Brook. Old music book. 

Charles R. Good speed, Boston, Mass. 

Order for muster of the Governor's Horse Guards, April 7, iSoo. 
George E. Hoadley, Hartford. 

Hartford school bills, 1831-1845, 
Rev. IV. DeLoss Love, Hartford. 

Notes on Connecticut soldiers in Canada expedition of 1709. 
Gnstave R. Sattig, JVeza Haven. 

Certified copy of Act annexing part of Haddam to Durham. 1773. 
Edward S. Tillotson, Wethers field. 

Annual Reports of \Yindham County Peace Society, 1S34, '35, '36, '38; 
Windham County Education Society, 1S33, '34; Windham County 
Temperance Society, 1832, '34; Windham County Auxiliary Foreign 
Missionary and Charitable Society, 1828, '30, '34, '35, '37. '40, "41, 
'42, '46, '47, '48. 
Thomas S. Weaver, Hartford. 

W'illiam L. W^eaver's genealogies of the Babcock and Spencer families of 
Windham. 
Edgar T. Welles, New York. 

Political writings, newspaper contributions, etc., of Hon. Gideon Welles. 
Robert C. Winihrop, Jr., Boston, Mass. 

Letter from Rev. Thomas Hooker to Gov. John Winthrop, the elder, un- 
dated, but written about May 20, 1637. 

The most notable event of the year was the generous gift 
made last December by one of our members, Mr. George K. 
Hoadley, in memory of his brother, the Society's late Presi- 
dent, Charles J. Hoadly, LL. D. It was the balance of the 
edition of the Records of the Colony of Coiniecticut, volumes 
4-15, edited by Dr. Iloadly, and comprising almost eleven hun- 
dred copies. Under the terms of the gift the proceeds arising 
from the sale of these volumes will be invested as " The Charles 
J. Hoadly Fund," the income from which will be available for 
the increase of the library. It is the intention of the donor to 
have a special book plate prepared to be used in the books pur- 
chased from the income of this fund. It is a pleasure to add 



that enough books have already been sold to establish the fund, 
and by another year its income will be available. This is one 
of the largest gifts ever received by the Society. 

More binding has been done during the year than for several 
previous years. The library is now approaching a well bound 
condition, so far at least as concerns the classes of books that 
are most used. But the bindings of some of these need con- 
stantly to be renewed, and new unbound books, periodicals and 
pamphlets must be put into covers. So that a reasonably large 
appropriation is needed for the coming year. Four volumes 
have been repaired at an average cost of 46 cents and 10 1 vol- 
umes bound, mostly in "half morocco," at an average cost of 

$1.13. 

It is hoped that during the coming year opportunity will be 
found for arranging, mounting and binding some of our manu- 
scripts, particularly some of the long series of correspondence, 
official and otherwise, of our early governors and other officials. 
The letters would then not only be better preserved but would 
be more accessible for reference. At present such series are 
piled loosely upon the shelves of our manuscript vault. 

Seven volumes of the Victoria History of the Counties of 
England, mentioned in the last report, the generous gift of 
Vice-President James J. Goodwin, have been received. They 
are the first volumes of the histories of the counties of Cumber- 
land, Hampshire, Hertford, Norfolk, Northampton, Surrey 
and Worcester. Although only a few of the 160 volumes 
which will form the complete series have yet been issued, the 
work is already recognized as being of the highest merit. 

Further gifts from Mr. Goodwin are as follows: Complete 
peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the 
United Kingdom, extant, extinct, or dormant, volumes i, 2, 
A-C. The Genealogist, new series, volumes i-iS. The In- 
dex Library, volumes 1-26, and parts of several later volumes. 
Mr. Goodwin has kindly continued the subscriptions to these 
publications. The titles of the volumes of The Index Library 
are as follows: 

Berks Wills, 150S-1652. (S) 

Bristol Wills, 1379-1792. (17) 

Canterbury Wills, vols. 1-4, 15S3-1604. (10. 11, i3. 25) 

Chancery Proceedings, vols. 1-4, 1625-1649. (2, 5, 6, 14) 



Coram Rege Roll, Edward I., 1297. (19) 

Edinburgh Wills, vol. i, 1514-1600. (16) 

Gloucester Wills, 1541-1650. (12) 

Gloucestershire Inquisitiones Post Mortem, vols. 1-3, 1625-1642. (g, 13, 

21) 
Inverness, Hamilton, Campsie Wills, 1564-1300. (20) 
Litchfield W^ills, 1516-1652, Peculiars, 1529-1790. (7) 
London Inquisitiones Post Mortem, vols, i, 2, 1435-1577. (15, 26) 
Northamptonshire and Rutland Wills, 15 10-1652. (i) 
Royalist Papers, A-F, vol. i. (3) 
Siguet Bills, 1 584-1624. (4) 
Sussex Wills. (24) 

A valuable work written by one of our members, a copy of 
which has been presented to us by the author, is I^uke Vincent 
Lockwood's Colonial Furniture in America, Although issued 
but a few months since, it is already recognized as a standard 
reference work upon its subjccT:. Another standard work in 
the same field by one of our members, now deceased, is Irving 
W. Lyons Colonial Furniture of New England. Both of these 
books contain illustrations of a number of choice pieces belong- 
ing to this Societ3^ x\nother work b}' one of our members 
which is worthy of particular mention is a sketch entitled 
Nathan Hale, Connecticut's Martyr Spy of the Revolution, by 
Prof. Henry P. Johnston. It also contains illustrations of sev- 
eral Hale manuscripts and relics belonging to this Society. 

Prof. Franklin B. Dexter, another of our members, has pre- 
sented us with a copy of a valuable work which he has recently 
edited and published. It is the Literary Diary of Ezra Stiles, 
1 769-1 795, in three volumes. One Conneclicut eleclion ser- 
mon was obtained for our set during the year. We now lack 
only one, 1677, of having all that are known to have been 
printed; although our copies for 16S5, 1712, 1720, 1752, are 
not quite perfecl. Attention was called in the last report to 
the large number of editions of early Conneclicut statutes and 
session acts in our collection. Since then about twenty edi- 
tions then missing have been secured, and the collection has 
been further improved by procuring finer copies of about as 
many other issues. The Royal Historical Society of England 
has recently been placed upon our exchange list, and its Trans- 
aclions, beginning with volume 14, new series, are now for- 
warded to us as issued. Our excellent collection of the works 
of Hartford's first minister, Rev. Thomas Hooker, has been 



increased by the addition of his Poor Doubting Christian Drawn 
to Christ, London, 1646, an edition not mentioned in any bibli- 
ography of his works. 

Through our annual reports and the various lists that they 
contain our library and its books are becoming more widely and 
intimately known than they formerly were, as is indicated by j 

frequent letters containing reference to some item in our j 

printed reports. The freedom of access to our books is a con- j 

venience that is much appreciated by our readers. Yet this j 

freedom has its disadvantages. Careless readers often misplace j 

books upon the shelves, with the result that considerable time 1 

and effort are spent in finding and returning them to their i 

proper places. Three or four small books or pamphlets which 
have disappeared from their places within a few months have 
not been found, and the suspicion is growing that they will 
not be found. If these books are not discovered this spring 
after a thorough search, it is quite possible that the library- 
committee may find it necessary to make additional rules as to 
the use of the library by persons who are not members of the 
Society. 

Respecflfully, 

Albert C. Bates, 

Librarian. 



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INVESTMENTS 

HELD BY THE CONNECTICUT HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 

GENERAL FUND. 



15 shares Phoenix National Bank, 
10 shares American Ex. Nat. Bank, N. V., - 

16 shares City Bank, Hartford, . - . 
10 shares Pitts., Ft. Wayne & C, R. R. Co., 
10 shares Atchison, Top. & Santa Fe R, R., 
20 shares Southern Railway, preferred, 
15 shares St. Louis & San Fran. R. R., ist pref., 1,500 00 

Deposit with Society for Savings, '- 
I Bond Syracuse Coal and Salt Co., - - i,oqo 00 



Par 


Staadiig 


JIarie'. 


Value. 


at 


Value. 


§5 00 00 


134 


$670 00 


1,500 00 


120 


1,800 00 


1,000 00 


272 


2.720 00 


1,600 00 


75 


1,200 00 


1,000 00 


192 


1,920 00 


1,000 00 


9S 


9S0 00 


2,000 00 


96 


1,920 00 


1,500 00 


83 


1,245 00 


2,239 04 


— 


2,239 04 



Less amount due Publication Fund, 



PUBLICATION FUND 

20 shares Clev. & Pitts. R. R. Co., - 
10 shares Union Pacific R. R. preferred. 
Deposit with the Society for Savings, 
Deposit with Charter Oak National Bank, 
l>ue from General Fund, , _ - 

2 Bonds Syracuse Coal and Salt Co., - 









$14,694 04 


- 






133 3'^ 


r» 


$14,560 74 


$1,000 


00 


191 


$1,910 CO 


1,000 


00 


S7 


S70 00 


3.513 


02 


— 


3.513 02 


222 


66 


— 


222 66 


133 


30 


— 


133 30 


1,000 


00 


— 


— 



$6,648 98 



BOOK FUND. 
I 'cposit with the Society for Savings, - - $58200 — $58200 

CHARLES J. HOADLY FUND. 
l>cposit with Mechanics Savings Bank, - $100 00 — $100 00 

John E. Morris, Tri-asuri-r. 
II ART! OKI), May I, 1902. 



I Iiave compared above statements of funds, and find securities in the hands 

the Ireasurer. 

J. G. Woodward, .-lu.fifrr. 



28 



IXicmhcvs of tl^c Society 



Zlamcs, Hesibciicc, anb Date of Qbniisficn. 



Those in Italics are Life Members. 

Allen, Jeremiah Mervin, Hartford, April 2, iSSg. 
Alton, Charles I)., M. D., Hartford, Nov. 13, 1S88. 
Andrews, Myron Allen, West Hartford, Jan. 10, 1893. 
Andrus, Henry F., Hartford, Nov. 13, 1894. 
Atkins, Roswell, Bristol, Nov. it, 1S90. 
Atwood, Rev. Eugene F., Bloomfield, Dec. 3, 18S9. 
Bacon, William Plumb, New Britain, March 4. 1902. 
Bailey, Rev. Frederic William, New Haven, March 3, 1896. 
Baker, Mrs. Josephine R., Hartford, Nov. 13, 1894. 
Baldivin, Si/neon Ebcii, New Haven, April 4, 1S99. 
Barbour, Lucius A., Hartford, April 6, 1S86. 
Bates, Albert Carlos, East Granby, July 2, 18S9. 
Beach, George Watson, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 
Beach, Mary Elizabeth, West Hartford, Oct. i, 1S95. 
Belknap, Leverett, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1S92. 
Bevin, Mrs. Jane C. Loomis, East Hampton, Jan. 4, 1900. 
Bingham, Edwin Henry, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1893. 
Birdsey, Eli Coe, Meriden, Oct. 2, 1S94. 
Bissell, F. Clarence, Willimantic, Feb. 2, 1S97. 
Blanchard, Joseph L., Hartford, March i, 1892. 
Bliss, Mrs. Emily H. Loomis, Hartford, Jan. 4, 1900. 
Bliss, Francis E., Hartford. April 2, 1S95. 
Bliss, Walter, Hartford, April 2, 1895. 
Boardman, Thomas J., Hartford, March i, 1892. 
Board/nan, IVilliani Francis Josej'h, Hartford, ^kly 29, iSSS. 
Boardman, William C, Hartford, March i, 1S92. 
Bond, Henry Richardson, New London. Dec. 4. 1804. 
Bowen, Clarence Winthrop, Woodstock, May 2, 1882. 
Bozvers, Dzinght £., New Haven, Jan. 3, 1S99. 
Boyd, Edward Steele, Woodbury, Feb. 5, 1901. 
Brainard, Homer Worthington, Hartfonl. Nov. 13, 1S94. 
Brainard, Leverett, Hartford, March 5, 1S89. 
Jirainard, Lucy AH.:ail, Hartford, Feb. 4, 1S90. 
Brooks, Isaac W., Torrington, May 5, 1S91. 
Browne, John D., Hartford. Oct. 7. 1890. 
Buck, John ILalsey, Hartford. Jan. 4, 1898. 
Buck, Tohn R., Hartford. March 4. 1S90. 



Bulkehy, Mrs. Faunic Brigi^s I/oughton, Hartford, May i, 1394. 

lUilkclcy, Morgaji Gardner, Hartford, May I. 1S94. 

Ilunce, Jonathan Brace, Hartford, May 26, 1S96. 

lUirbank, Katherine, Hartford, April 7, 1S91. 

I)urnham, Julia, Hartford, Jan. 4, 139S. 

Hurnham, Mrs. Mary B., Hartford, Jan. 4, iSgS. 

Burton, Mrs. Martha Whiting, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1893. 

Cady, Ernest, Hartford, Oct. 3, 1893. 

Calhoun, David Samuel, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Calhoun, Mrs. Eliza Scott. Hartford, Nov. 10, 1896. 

Camp. Charles Lewis Nichols, New Haven, April 5, 1893. 

Camp, David N., New Britain, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Capen, J. Cleveland, BloomField, Feb. 4, 1902. 

Carter, Howard W., Norfolk, May 6, 1890. 

Castle, Harry Allen, Plainville, Feb. 6, 1894. 

Catlin, Abijah, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Catlin, William H., Meriden, Nov. 5. 1895. 

Champlin, William Hamilton, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1890. 

Cheney, I>ouis Richmond, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1895. 

Clark, Charles Hopkins, Hartford, May 25, 1875. 

Clark, George Hairy, S. T. D., Hartford, May 17, 1S64. 

Clark, Mary, Ifartford, Dec. 5, 1893. 

Clark, William B., Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Cleveland, Edmund Janes, Hartford, Nov. 9. 1S86. 

Coe, Levi Elmore, Meriden, Jan. 8, 1895. 

C(»it, Robert, New London, Nov. 13, 1894. 

Collins, Atwood, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Cone, James Brewster, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1884. 

Cone, Mary Clarissa, Hartford, March 3, 1896. 

Converse, Alfred Woods, Windsor Locks, July ii, 1S93. 

Cooley, Charles P., Hartford, Jan. 3, 1899. 

Cooley, Francis Re.xford, Hartford, ^Lay 3, 1S92. 

Cornwall, Horace, Hartford, June 2. 1874. 

Curtis, Mrs. Ella Coe Birdsey, Hartford, Dec. 4, 1S94. 

Curtis, Mrs. Emily Chauncey, Hartford, March 3, 1S96. 

Curtis, George Munson, Meriden, Nov. 7, 1S99. 

^'utk-r, Ralph William, Hartford, April 4, 1S93. 

I'.ividson, Charles S., Hartford, Nov. 7, 1S93. 

I>.4y. Albert P., Ilartford, Feb. 3, 1891. 

D-iy. Caroline E., Hartford, March 5, 1S95. 

I'.»y, Cieorge H., Hartford, Feb. 3, 1891. 

iK-ming, Lucius Parmenias, New Haven, Dec. 3, 1SS9. 

Dcuison, John Ledyard, Hartford, March 7, 1S93. 

/'. -\/<;-, Franklin Bozi'diteh, New Haven, Nov. 7, 1SS2. 

r.>!j.L'Iey, Rev. William Applebie, Hartford, ^Lay 5, 1S96. 

PiNworth. Ernest Bradford, Hartford, May i, 1900. 

1 ■ -\vv)rth, Lemuel Stoughton, Simsbury, Oct. i, 1895. 

1 •:v...re, Samuel Edward. Hartford. May 6, 1S90. 

I >:^n. Charles Sidnev, Hartford, Oct. 3. 1S93. 



Ensign, Joseph Ralph, Simsbury, Oct. i, 1895. 

Ensign, Ralph Hart, Simsbury, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Farrand, Max, Middle-town, Feb. 5, 1901. 

Faxon, Mrs. Nellie A., Hartford, Oct. 2, 1894. 

P^axon, Walter C, Hartford, May 6, 1902. 

Fay, Gilbert Otis, Hartford, July 11, 1893. 

Felt, Levi Lincoln, Hartford, April i, 1S90. 

Fenn, J. Lincoln, Hartford, Nov. 7, 1S99. 

Fenn, John Roberts, West Hartford, Nov. 5, 1SS9. 

Fenn, Linus T., West Hartford, May 6, 1S90. 

Ferguson, Rev. Henry, Hartford, June 3, 1SS4. 

Fitts, George Henry, Ashford, Feb. 4, 1S96. 

Fox, Charles James, AL D., Willimantic, April 6, 1S97. 

Fuller, Horace S., M. D., Hartford, April 6, iS36. 

Gammack, Rev. James, LL. D., West Hartford, Jan. 4. 1900. 

Gates, Mrs. Elizabeth Margaret, Hartford, July 11, 1893. 

Gay, Alice Maria, Hartford, March 3, 1896. 

Gay, Frank Bntler, Hartford, Dec. 4. 1883. 

Gay, Julius, Farmington, Nov. i, 18S7. 

Geer, Everett Seiden, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1889. 

Gilbert, Charles E., Hartford, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Gillette, Rev. Arthur L,, Hartford, July 2, 1SS9. 

Gladwin, Sidney Morse, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Gocher, William Henry, Flartford, Dec. 3, 1901. 

Godard, George S., Hartford, Nov. i, 1S98. 

Gold, Theodore S., West Cornwall, Feb. 4, 1S90. 

Goodwin, Mrs. Alice Howland, Hartford, Nov. 10. 1S96. 

Goodwin, Carolyn Alice, Hartford, March 3, 1896, 

Goodwin, Rev. PVancis, Hartford, Dec. 12, 1S76. 

Gooihvin, James Junius, Hartford, Feb. i, 1SS7. 

Goodwin, Joseph Olcott, East Hartford, June 7, 1SS7. 

Gordy, Wilbur Fisk, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90, 

Graves, Myles Wells, Hartford. Nov. 11, iSqo. 

Grayson, Marion Carter, Hartford, Jan. 8, 1S95. 

Greene, Jacob L., Hartford, July r, 1S73. 

Griswold, Rufus White, AL D., Rocky Hill, Oct. 9, i85S. 

Gross, Charles Edward, Hartford, July 2, 1889. 

Hall, Mary, FLirtford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Hamlin, L. Belle, Milford, May 24, 1898. 

Hammond, Joseph Churchill, Jr., Rockville, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Harper, John Warren, Hartford, Jan. 8, 1895. 

Harris, Mary Munson, New Haven, May 24, 1S98. 

Hart, Samuel, D. D., Hartford, July 6, 1S75. 

Hartranft, Chester D., D. D., Hartford, May 7. 1889. 

Hatch, George E., Hartford. Feb. 5. 1889. 

Hawley, Joseph Roswell. Hartford, May 5, i8()8. 

Hayden, Jal'cz Haskell, Windsor Locks, Oct. i, 1S41. 

Haydcn, Nathaniel Warham, Windsor, (^ct. 3. 1893. 

Henry, Eilward Stevens. Rockville, Oct. 7, 1890. 



IK-uins, Caroline Maria, Hartford, I'eb. 2, 1S97. 
Jlibbard, Rev. Aug;ustine G., Goshen, Feb. 6, 1S94. 
Ilibbard, Ralph G., New Britain, Jan, S, 1S95, 
I licks, Rev. Lewis W., Hartford, Jan. 3, 1899. 
Hills, Jonas Coolidge, Hartford, May 26, 1885. 
Hiilyer, Drayton, Hartford, May 6, 1S90. 
Hinckley, Nelson Gershom, Hartford, Oct. 6, 1S91. 
Hitchcock, Henry Preston, Hartford, April i, 1890. 
Hoadley, George Edward, Hartford, Feb. 5, 1901. 
Holcombe, Mrs. Emily S. Goodwin, Hartford, May 6, 1902. 
Hooper, Rev. Joseph, Durham, Nov. 5, 1S95. 
Hovey, Henry Russell, Hartford, April i, 1902. 
Howard, Frank Leonard, Hartford, Dec. 3, 1S95. 
Howard, James L., Hartford, Oct. 4, 1S92. 
Hungerford, Newman, Hartford, Nov. 7, 1899. 
Huntington, Frederick J., Norwich, May 5, 1S96. 
Huntington, Robert W., Jr., Hartford, Jan. 3, 1899. 
Hurlbut, George Sanford. Hartford, April 2, 1S95. 
J/yde, Ephraim Henry, Hartford, May 7, t883. 
Hyde, William Waldo, Hartford, Jan. 6, 1891. 
Jackson, Charles Eben, Middletown, June 29, 1S92. 
James, Herbert L., Rockville, Nov. i, 1892. 
'^Judson, Curtis, Hartford, April 2, 1844. 
Kellogg, Edward W., ^L D., Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 
Kibbe, James Allen, Warehouse Point, Dec. 3, 1S95. 
Kilbourn, Dwight Canfield, Litchfield, April 2, 1901, 
Kimball, Carlos C, Hartford, July i, 1890. 
Knight, William Ward, ^L D,, Plartford, Dec. 4, 1S94. 
Larned, Ellen D., Thompson, Oct. 4, 1B70. 
Lawrence, Charles H., Hartford, Feb, 3, 1891. 
Lee, Henry, Bridgeport, Nov. 5. 1S95. 
Lewis, John B., M. D., Hartford, July 2, 1S89. 
J.iucoln, Charles L., ILartford, Nov. 11, 1S90. 
Linchan, Mary Lessey, Hartford, Feb. 5, 1901. 
•1 ines, IL Wales, Meriden, Oct. 4, 1892. 
lockwood, Luke Vincent, Riverside, Dec. 4. igoo. 
Loomis, Archie Flarwood. Hartford, March 7. 1893. 
Looinis, Dwight, Hartford, 1875. 

Love, Rev. Wm. DeLoss, Ph. D., Hartford, April 6, 1SS6. 
/;."/://, Theodore^ Hartford, April 6, 18S6. 
■ "d.Clellau, Joseph, Woodstock, Nov. 3, iSgi. 
MacDonald, Mrs. Mary L. B., Hartford, Dec. 4. 1S94. 
^i.iUbie. Theodore M., Granby, July 11, 1893. 
M.»nw;iring. Charles William, Hartford, .May 24, 189S. 
'^larcy, Thomas Knowlton, M. D., Windsor, Feb. 2. 1S92. 
'^^•rkham, Ernest A.. M. D., Durham, Dec. i, iSgi. 
^''•Ttln, Charles Townley, Hartford, Nov. 13, 1S94. 

* Lite mftnher in consideration of contribxuion to the buildin;^: of the Wadsworlh 



32 

Mather, Horace E., Hartford, Dec. i, 1885. 
Matson, William R., Hartford, Nov. 7, 1899. 
Maxwell, Francis Taylo7\ Rockville, June 29, 1S92. 
Maxwelly IVilliani, Rockville, Dec. 4, 1S94. 
Mitchell, Edwin Knox. Hartford, April 4, 1899. 
Morgan, Forrest, Hartford, May 4, 1886. 
Morris, John E/iwry, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1889. 
Ney, John M., Hartford, Oct. r, 18S9. 
Nichols, James, Hartford, Oct. 7, iSgo. 
Northam, Charles H., Hartford, March 7, 1893. 
Olmsted, Fannie Maria, Hartford, Jan. 6, iSgi. 
Parker, Edwin Pond, D. D., Hartford, Nov, 3, 1S91. 
Parker, Francis Hubert, Hartford. April 6, iS36. 
Parmele, George L., M. D., Hartford, Jan, 3, 1899. 
Parsons, Francis, Hartford, April 4, 1899. 
Peck, Epaphroditus, Piristol, Jan. 4, 1898. 
Perkins, Arthur, Hartford, April 4, 1899. 
Perkifis, J. Deuiing, Litchfield, April 1, 1890. 
Perkins, Mrs. Mary Dwight, Hartford, April 2, 1S95. 
Perkins, Mrs. Mary R., Hartford, Jan. 4, 189S. 
Perkins, Mary Elizabeth, Norwich, March 3, 1S96. 
Perry, Esther Clarinda, Hartford, March 3, 1896'. 
Phelps, Antoinette Randolph, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1S93. 
Phelps, Judith Bigelow, Winsted, April i, 1902. 
Phelps, Timothy Samuel, Windsor, Oct. 3, 1893. 
Phillips, Daniel, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1S92. 
Phillips, Ebetiezer Sanborn, Bridgeport, May 3, 1S9S. 
Pitkin, Mrs. Sarah L., Hartford, April i, 1890. 
Piatt, Ada L., Hartford, Jan. 8, 1S95. 
Piatt, Orville H.. LL. D., Meriden, Feb. 6, 1894. 
Potter, Rev. Rockwell Harmon, Hartford, April 2, 1901. 
Potts, William, Farmington, May 5, 1S96. 
Pratt, Eiias, M. D., Torrington, Nov. 7, 1S99. 
Pratt, Lewellyn, D. D., Norwich, Nov. i, 18S7. 
Prentice, Samuel Oscar, Hartford, Feb. 6, 1S94. 
Preston, Miles Barber, Hartford, April 4, 1S99. 
Prichard, Katharine A., Waterbury, April i, 1902. 
Prince, Frederick William, Hartford, Nov. 7, 1S93. 
Purple, W'ilHam Russel, Hartford, May 2, 1899. 
Rathbun, Julius G., Hartford, Jan. 3, iS83. 
Richards, PVancis Henr\% Hartford, July 11, 1S93. 
Robbins, Edward D., Wethersfield, June 5. 1SS3. 
Roberts, George, Hartford, April 2, 1S95. 
Roberts, Henry, Hartford, May 5, 1S91. 
Robinson, Lucius F., Hartford, Feb. 4, 1S90. 
Rogers, Ernest E., New London, April 6, 1S97. 
Root, John Gilbert. Hartfoni, Oct. 7, 1S90. 
Rowell, Harriet, Hartford, Nov. i, 1892. 
Rovce, Philander C., Hartford. Oct. 3, 1S93. 



Riuld, Malcolm Day, Lakeville, March 6, 1900. 
A'li^sell, Giirdon lVads7iwrtIi, M. D., Hartford, April 30, 1S40. 
>;ij^re, John Hall, Portland, Nov. 5, 1895. 
>t. John, Howell Williams, Hartford, Nov. 3. 1891. 
Saltonstall, Rev. l.indall Winthrop, Hartford, Feb. 5, igoi. 
>anford, George Bliss, U. S. A., Litchfield, Nov. 13, 1894. 
."^cott, Mrs. Mary Ellen Clark, Hartford, March 3, 1896. 
.Scott, Merrit Bradford, Hartford, March 3, 1896. 
.Sears, Edward Hale. Hartford, Oct. 4, 1892, 
>cgur, Gideon Cross, M, D., Hartford, Nov. 7, 1893. 
Seymour, Morris Woodruff, Bridgeport, March 3, 1891. 
Seymour, Rev. Storrs O., Hartford, March 3, 1S91. 
Sharpe, William Carvossa, Seymour, Dec. 2, 1884. 
Shelton, Henry Tweedy, Bridgeport, April 5, 1898. 
Shepard, James, New Britain, April 7, 1891. 
Shipman, Arthur L., Hartford, Nov. i, 189S. 
Skiff, Frederick \V., New Haven, May 2, 1899. 
Skilton, DeWitt C, Hartford, Feb. 4, 1890. 
Smead, Edw^ard Billings, Hartford, May i, 1894. 
Smith, Charles H., Hartford. Jan. 6, 1891. 
Smith, Frank George, Hartford, April 2, 1895, 
Smith, G. Brainard, Hartford, Dec. 3, 1S95. 

Smith, George Williamson, D. D., LL. D., Hartford, May i, 1S94. 
Smith, Herbert Knox, Hartford, Feb. 2, 1892. 
Smith, Mrs. Jane 7"., Hartford, April i, 1890. 
Smith, Mrs. Mary L. Converse, Hartford, Jan. 4, 1900. 
Spencer, Richard Pratt, Deep River, May 5, 1896. 
Stanton, Lewis Elliott, Hartford, May 6, 1S79. 
Starr, Frank Farnstuorth, Middletown, Nov. 7, 18S2. 
Stearns, Rev. Charles Cumviings , Hartford, May 29, iSSS. 
Stearns, Henry Putnam, M. D., Hartford. April 5, 1887. 
Stevens, Mary Kate, Newington, Jan. 4, 1S9S. 
Stillman, Benjamin R., Hartford, Oct. 3, 1893. 
Stillman, Henry A., Hartford, Feb. 3, 1891. 
^Stoeckel, Carl, Norfolk, May 6, 1890. 
Stoeckel, Mrs. Ellen Battell, Norfolk, March 3, 1806. 
Stone, Charles Green, Hartford, April 2, 1S95. 
Stone, George F., Hartford, Jan. 4, 1898. 
Stone, Mrs. Mary C, FLartford, Nov. 13. 1894. 
Storrs, Mrs. Mary R., Hartford, Nov. i, 1S92. 
Stowe, Rev. Charles Edward, Hartford, March 6, iSSS. 
Su'i/l, Ro'cvlaml, Hartford, June 3, 1S73. 
Sz.'oriis, Joseph Forsyth, Hartford, May 7, 1S95. 
'laintor, James U., ILartford, Dec. 2, 1S91. 
T.tlcott, Hart, Hartford, Jan. 4, 1900. 
r.ilcott, ^Llry Kingsbury, Hartford, April r, 1S90. 
Talcott. William Hanmer, Hartford, March 6, 1894. 
r.iUman. James Ha/.elton. Hartford. Oct. 4, 1S92. 
"l"-iylor, James Palmer, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1SS9. 



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Taylor, John M., Hartford, Dec. 5, 1893. 
Taylor, Samuel, Hartford, Oct. 9, iSSS. 
Terry, James, New Haven. May 19, 1S68. 
Thayer, George Burton, Hartford, April 2, 1895. 
Thompson, Arthur Ripley, Hartford, Dec. 3, 1901, 
Tillotson, Edward Sweetser, Wetherstield, Feb. 5, 1901. 
Tracy, Emma Louise, New Haven, Nov. 5, 1S95. 
Trumbull, Jonathan, Norwich, Feb. 3, 1S91. 
TurnbuU, Thomas, Hartford, Oct, 4, 1892, 
TurnbuU, Thomas. Jr., M. D., ITartford, Nov. 3, 1S91. 
Twichell, Rev. Joseph Hopkins, Hartford, Feb. 5, 1339. 
Twitchell, Willis 1., Hartford, Jan. 10, 1893. 
Upham, Charles Leslie, Meriden, May 26, 1S96. 
Upson, Lyman AUyn, Thonipsonville. July 11. 1S93. 
Van Alstyne, Lawrence, Sharon, March 5, 1S95. 
Wadsworth, Herbert Clinton, Hartford, May i, 1900. 
Walker, Willlston, S. T. D., Hartford, Oct. 6, 1891. 
Warner, Donald T., Salisbury, Feb. 4, i8go. 
Waterous, Mrs. Annie R., Hartford, April 2, 1895. 
Weaver, Thomas Snell, Hartford, May 3, 1S92. 
Webb, Rodolphus L., West Hartford, March 3. 1S96. 
Weeks, Egbert O., Flartford, March 5, 1895. 
Welch, John W., Hartford, May 6, 1890. 
Welles, Charles Thomas, Hartford, Nov. i, 1892. 
Welles, Edgar Thaddetis, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1894. 
Welles, Edwin Stanley, Newington, Nov. 5, 1895. 
Welles, Roger, Newington, April 5, 1887. 
Wells, Charles T., Hartford, Jan. 5, 1892. 
W^haples, Meigs Heywood, Hartford, Nov. 5, 18S9. 
Wheeler, Richard A., Stonington, June 3, 1S73. 
White, Herbert Humphrey, Hartford. Jan. 5, 1897. 
Whitmore, Mrs. Harriet Eliza Goulden, Hartford, Feb. 4, 1902. 
Whiting, Charles B., Hartford. April 5, 18S7. 
Whittlesey, Granville, Danbury, May 7. 1901. 
Williams, James Baker. Glastonbury, Nov. 3, 1891. 
Woodruff, George M., Litchfield, April i, 1890. 
Woods, Enoch S., Hartford, Oct. 2, 1894. 
AVoodward, Joseph Gurley, Hartford, July 2. 1SS9. 
AVoodward, P. Henry, Hartford, May 17. 1S64. 
Woodward, Richard Warham, Franklin, Nov. 13, 1S8S. 
Woodward, Mrs. Sarah Cazneau Day, Franklin, Oct. 7, 1890. 
Worcester, Edward Strong, Hartford, May i, iqoo. 



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x\merelli, V. de P., P. D., LL. D., Naples, Italy, Jan. i, 1550. 

Davis, William Thomas, Plymouth, Mass., July i, iSgo. 

Hall, Hubert, F. S. A., London, Eng., Oct. 2, 1900. 

Piatt, George, New York City, April iS, 1844. 

Richards, Samuel, Wilkes-Barre, Penn., Oct. 2, 1S40. 

Stevens, Benjamin Franklin, F. S. A., London, Eng., Oct. 2, igoo. 



(Eorresponbing IlTcinbcr 



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Abbe, Prof. Cleveland, Washington, D. C, Dec. i, 1S96. 

Alexander, Rev. Walter S., Racine, Wis., June 7, 1S71. 

Andrews, Charles M., Ph. D., Bryn Mawr, Penn., Jan. 5, 1897. 

Boltwood, Lucius ]\L, New Haven, March 4, 1S56. 

Brock, Robert A., Richmond, Va., March 2, 1SS6. 

Bronson, Oliver, St. Augustine, Fla., June 2, 1S74. 

De Peyster, John Watts, LL. D., Tivoli, N. V., Nov. 3, 1S63. 

Green, Samuel A., M. D., LL. D., Boston, ^Liss., Nov. 9. iSSo. 

Holden, Frederick Abbott, M. D., Washington, D. C, May 5, 1S6S. 

Isham, Charles, New York City, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Johnston, Henry P., New York City, Jan. 4, 1SS7. 

Nolte, Frederick, Paris, France, Nov. 9, 18S0. 

Olmsted, Henry I\L. Canton, China, June i, 1S47. 

Rockwell, Charles H., Chicago, 111.. Dec. 5, 1S4S. 

Sheldon, George, Deerfield, Mass., July 2, 1SS9. 

Stiles, Henry Reed. M. D., New York City, April S. 1SS4. 

Treat, John Harvey, Lawrence, .Mass., June 7. 1SS7. 

Winslow, Rev. W^illiam Copley, D. D., LL. D., Boston. Mass., Nov. 13. 1SQ4. 



Donors anb Donations. 



Names. 



Residences. 



Allen, Charles Dexter, 

Allen, Nathan H., - 

American Antiquarian Society, - 

American Catholic Historical Society 

American Cong-rei:i;ational Association 

American Federation of Labor, - 

American Historical Association, 

American I'hilosophical Society, - 

Ancient and Honorable Artillery Co. 

Andover Theological Seminary, - 

Andrews, Frank D., - 

Arnold, James N., - 

Associated Charities, - - - - 

Asylum Hill Congregational Church, - 

Atkins, Roswell, _ . . . 

Bacon, WilHam P., - 

Baker, Mrs. Josephine R.,- 

Barratt, Norris S,, - 

Bates, Albert C, 

Beers, J. H. & Co.. - 

Belknap, Leverett, - . - - 

Bennett, James L., - 

Benton, Josiah H., Jr., 

Berry, John M., 

Bissell, F. Clarence, - - - - 

Brainard, Lucy A., - 

Brown, David H., 

Bryant. Henry W., - 

Brymner, Douglas, - - . - 

Bulkeley, Morgan G., 

Bunker Hill Monument Association, - 

Bureau of Ethnology, 

Cambridge, City of, - 

Canadian Government, _ . - 

Canfield, Frederick A., _ . . 

Chalker, J. H., c\: Church, J. M., 

Chamberlain, Daniel FL, - - - 

Chicago Historical Society, 

Chickering and Sons, - - - - 

Connecticut I5ureau of Labor Statistics, 

Connecticut Humane Society, 

Connecticut, State of, 

Connecticut Society of Colonial Wars, 

Cowles, James I.., . . - . 

Crane, Ellery B., 



Hartford. Conn. 
Hartford, Conn. 



I Worcester, Mass.. - i — 




Philadelphia. Pa., - 


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Boston, Mass., 


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2 


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Washington, D. C, 


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I 


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Washington, D. C, 


4 


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Philadelphia, Pa., - 


I 


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Boston, Mass., 


I 


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Andover, Mass.. 


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I 





Vineland, N. J., - 


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Providence, R. L, - 


I 


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Boston, Mass., 


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I 





Hartford, Conn., - 


— 


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Bristol, Conn., 


I 


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New Britain. Conn., 


I 


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Hartford. Conn., - 


I 


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Philadelphia. Pa., - 


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Hartford, Conn., - 


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2 


Chicago. III., - 


2 




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Flartford, Conn., - 


I 


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W^ Hartford, Conn., 


I 


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Boston, Mass., 


I 


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Millbury, Mass. - 


— 


I 


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Willimantic, Conn.. 


o 


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Hartford. Conn.. 


— 


I 


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W. Medford, N. H., 


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I 


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Portland, Me., 


2 


I 


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Ottawa, Can., - 


2 


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— 


Hartford, Conn.. - 


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I 


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Boston, Mass., 




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Washington, D. C. 




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Cambridge, Mass., - 




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Ottawa, Can... 




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Dover, N, J.. - 




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Hartford. Conn.. - 


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I 


W.Brooktield.Mass.. 


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Chicago, III., - 


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4 


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Boston. Mass., 


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I 


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Hartford, Conn., - 


I 


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Hartford. Conn., - 


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I 


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Hartford. Conn.. - 


21 


7 


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i New Haven. Conu.. 


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I 


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1 Farmington. Conn., 


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2 


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Rksidences. 


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Cunningham, Henry W., - 


Boston, Mass., 


_ 


I 


_ 


Daboli, L. E., 


New London, Conn. , 


— 


I 


— 


Davis, Walter A., - 


Fitchburg. Mass., - 


I 


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Dedham Historical Society, 


Dedham, Mass., 


2 


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Detroit Museum of Art, - - - 


Detroit, Mich.. 


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o 


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Diocese of Connecticut, - - - 


Windsor, Conn., 


I 


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Diocese of New Jersey, 


Lambertville. N. J., 


I 


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Dodge, James H., - 


Boston, Mass., 


I 


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Dorrance, Albert A., - 


Coldwater, Mich., - 


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I 


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Eldredge, Zoeth S., - 


San Francisco, Cal., 


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I 


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Enoch Pratt Free lAbvary, 


Baltimore, Md., 


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I 


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Essex Institute, . . . . 


Salem, Mass., 


2 


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Exchange Board, . _ - _ 


Sydney, N. S. W., - 


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Fairchild, Mrs. Helen L., - - - 


Cazenovia, N. Y., - 


I 


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Field, Marshall, .... 


Chicago, 111.. - 


2 


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Franklin & Marshall College, 


Lancaster, Pa., 


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Gay, Julius, 


Farmington, Conn., 


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3 


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Geer, Sons of Elihu, - - - - 


Hartford, Conn., - 


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General Soc. of Mayflower Descendants, 


New York, N. Y., - 


I 


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Cieological Survey of Canada, 


Ottawa, Can., - 


3 


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I 


Gilman, Daniel C., - 


Baltimore, Md., - 


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Glazier, Charles M., - 


Hartford, Conn., - 


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2 


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Godard, George S., - 


Hartford, Conn., - 


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3 


Gold, Theodore S., - 


W. Cornwall, Conn., 


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3 




Goodwin, James J., - 


Hartford, Conn., - 


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13 


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Goodwin, Mrs. Jennie J. B., 


Minneapolis. Minn., 


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Grant, Arthur H., - 


Montclair, N. J.. - 


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Grant, Frank, 


Westfield, Mass., - 


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<ireen, Samuel A., - 


Boston, Mass., 


4 


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3 


Greenlaw, Mrs. Lucv H., - 


Cambridge, Mass., - 


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HamHn, L. Belle, ' - - - - 


Milford, Conn., 


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Hartford Board of Trade, - 


Hartford, Conn., - 


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4 


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Hartford Theological Seminary, 


Hartford, Coim., - 


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Hartranft, Frederic, - - - - 


Hartford, Conn., - 


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Harvard College Library, - 


Cambridge, Mass., - 


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Harvard University, - - - - 


Cambridge, Mass., - 


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Harvey, Oscar J.. .... 


Wilkes-Barre, Pa., - 




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Hawley, Joseph R., - - - - 


Hartford, Conn., - 


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Hills, J. Coolidge, - - - - 


Hartford, Conn., - 


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Hine, Charles D., . . - - 


Hartford, Conn., - 


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Hist, and Philosoph. Society of Ohio, 


Cincinnati, 0., 




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Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 


Philadelphia, Pa.. - 


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H oad lev, George' E., - - 


Hartford, Conn., - 


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7 


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lloicombe, Mrs. Emilv S. G., - 


Hartford, Conn., - 




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HoUs, Frederick \V., -' - . - 


Yonkers, N. Y.. - 


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Indian Rights Association, 


Philadelphia. Pa., - 


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Iowa State Normal School, 


Cedar Falls, la.. - 


I 


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Jamaica Institute, .... 


Kingston, la.. 


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Johnson, Frederick C, 


Wilkes-Barre. Pa.. - 


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Johnston, Henry P., - 


New York. N. Y.. - 


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Kongl. \'it. Hist, and Antiq. Aked., - 


Stockholm. Sweden, 


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lake Mohawk Conference, 





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lee, Henry. 


Bridgeport. Conn.. - 


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Leland Stanford. Jr., University, 


Palo Alto, Cal., 


Library of Congress, . - - - 


Washington, D. C, 


Lilienthal, Herman, - - - - 


Hartford. Conn., - 


Lincoln, Waldo, . . . . 


\Yorcester. Mass., - 


Lines. H. Wales, . . - . 


Meriden, Conn., 


Lippincott, J. B., Co., - . - 


Philadelphia, Pa., - 


Lockwood, Luke v., - - - - 


Riverside, Conn., - , 


Love. W. iJeLoss. . . . . 


Hartford, Conn., - ; 


Maine Historical Society, - - - 


Portland, Me.. - ' 


Manning-, William H., 


Ayer. Mass.. - 


Markham, Ernest A., 


Durham, Conn., - ' 


Maryland Historical Society.' 


Baltimore, Md., 


Mass. Bureau of Statistics of Labor, - 


lioston. Mass., - ; 


Massachusetts Historical Society, 


Boston, Mass., - i 


Mass. Society Sons of American Rev., 


Boston, Mass., 


Matthews, Albert. - . - . 


Boston, Mass., 


Medford Historical Societ} , 


Medford, Mass., - 


Michigan Pioneer and Historical Soc, 


Lansing, Mich,, - i 


Middlesex County Historical Society, 


MidJletown, Conn,, j 


Minn. Academy of Natural Sciences, - 


Minneapolis. Minn., i 


Minnesota Historical Society, 


St. Paul, Minn., - ' 


Murray, Thomas H., - - 


Woonsocket, R. L, ; 


New Britain Institute, 


New Britain, Conn., ' 


New Eng. Histor. Gen. Society, 


Boston, Mass., - ■ 


New Elaven Colony Historical Society, 


New Haven. Conn.. '' 


New Jersey Historical Society, - 


Newark, X. J.. 


New London County Historical Society, 


New London. Conn.. 


N. Y. Gen. and Biographical Society, 


New York. N. Y., - : 


New York Historical Society, 


New York, N. Y.. - ^ 


N. Y. State College of Eorestry. 


Ithaca, N. Y., 


N. Y. Slate Historical Association. 


New York. N. Y.. - 


Newberry Library, . . . . 


Chicago, 111.. - - ; 


Ney, Edward, 


Hartford, Conn., - 1 


Noble, John, 


Boston, Mass., - ' 


Nova Scotia Historical Society, - 


Halifa.K, N. S.. 


Oberlin College, . . . . 


Oberlin, 0., - - ; 


Ohio Arch, and Historical Society. 


Columbus. ()., - ; 


Old Northwest Genealogical Society. - 


Columbus, 0., 


Old Residents' Historical Association, 


Detroit, Mich., 


Oneida Historical Societv, - 


Utica, N. Y.. - 


O'Neil. John J., - ' - 


Bridgeport. Conn., - 


Owen, Thomas M., - - 


Mont>iomery. Ala.. - 


Parker, Samuel E.. - 


New Britain, Conn., 


Parmcle, George L., - 


Hartford, Conn., 


Parsons. Jacob C, - 


Brooklvn. \. Y.. - 


Pease, E, Darwin, . . . . 


Utica. N. Y., - 


Pelton cV King, 


Middletown. Conn.. 


Phelps, Oscar A., 





Prentis, Edward, .... 


New London. Conn.. 


Prince. Mrs. Clara S., 


Hartford. Conn., - 


Princeton University, 


Princeton, N. J., - '■ 


Providence Public Library. 


Providence. R. I., - 


Record Commissioners, 


Providence. R. L. - 



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Rhode Island Society of the Cincinnati, 


Providence, R. I., - 


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Royal Historical Society, - 


London, I'^ng., 


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Royal Society of Canada, - 


Ottawa, Can., - 


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Salem Public Library, 


Salem, Mass., 


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Sellers. Edwin J.. 


Philadelphia. Pa., - 


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Seward, Georg-e F., - 


New Vork, N. V., - 


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Sharpe, William C, - 


Seymour, Conn., 


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Shepard, James, 


New Britain, Conn., 


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Smith, Walter G., - - - ' - 


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Smithsonian Institution, 


Washington, D. C, 


3 


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Society of Colonial Wars, - - - 


Denver, Col.. - 




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Starr, Frank F., - - 


Middletown. Conn., 


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.State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 


Madison, Wis., 




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Steward, J. F.. 


Chicago, 111.. - 


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Swan, Robert T., 


Roston, Mass., 


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I 


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Syracuse Public Library, - 


Syracuse. N. V., 


I 


I 


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Talcott, Mary K., 


liartford. Conn., - 


2 


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Taylor, John M., 


Hartford, Conn., - 


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Texas State Historical Association, - 


Austin. Te.\., - 


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Tillotson, Edward S., 


Wethersheld.Conn., 


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Tomlinson, Charles, - - - . 


Hartford. Conn., - 


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Trinity Church, 


New Vork, N. Y., - 


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Trinity College, 


Hartford, Conn.. - 


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Trustees of Hunterian Coin Cat. Fund, 


Glasgow, Scotland. 


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United States, - - - - 


Washington, D. C, 


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36 


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United States Geological Survey, 


Washington, D. C, 


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U. S. Naval War Records Oltice, 


Washington. D. C, 


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University of Pennsylvania, 


Philadelphia. Pa., - 


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University of State of New York, 


Albany, N. V., 


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University of Toronto, 


Toronto, Can., 


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University of Tolouse, 


Toulouse, France, - 


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Buckingham, Conn., 


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W'adsworth, Daniel S., 


Plartford, Conn., - 


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Walker, WiUiston, . . . . 


New Haven. Conn., 


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Washburn. Albert L., 


Hartford, Conn., - 


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Washington State Historical Society, - 


Tacoma. Wash., 


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Weaver. Thomas S., - 


Hartford, Conn., - 


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N\ ebb, Mrs. Samuel R., - 


Rowayton, Conn., - 


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Wells, Charles T., . . . . 


Hartford. Conn., - 


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Wesleyan University, 


Middletown. Conn.. 


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W'est Virginia Historical Society. 


Charleston, W. Va., 


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White, James T., ^: Co., - '- 


New Vork, N. V., - 


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W'oodward. Joseph G., 


Hartford. Conn., - 


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Woodward, P. Henry. 


Hartfocd, Conn.. - 


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Wright, A. M., 


Center Brook. Conn.. 




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Wyoming Commemorative Assoc. 


^Vilkes-Barre. Pa., - 






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^yyoming Hist, and Geological Soc. - 


Wilkes- Barre. Pa.. - 


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Vale University, . . . . 


New Haven, Conn., 


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yearly meeting of Friends, 


Philadelphia. Pa.. - 


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Voung Men's Christian Union, - 


I>oston. .Mass., 


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For other donatioTis (manuscri[)ts) see pages 20 and 



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itst of paintings 

Belonging to the 

(Zonnccticnt f?istoricaI Socicti] 



This temporary list is printed for the purpose of placing upon record what is known 
of the paintings belonging to the Societj-, and with the hope of obtaining additional 
information and the correction of any errors that may appear. Not all of tlie pictures 
here listed are now on exhibition. There are a number of other paintings which for 
particular reasons are not included in this list. 



1. Jeremiah Halsey. 

Born 1743, died 1S29; of Preston; Colonel in the Revolution, and com- 
mander of the vessels on Lakes Geor;.^e and Champlain; with Andrew Ward he 
completed the State House (1797), now Hartford City Hall. 

Came to the Society from the old Hartford Museum. 

2. Eliphalet Dyer. 

Born 1721, died i307; of Windham; a^i^ent in England of the Susquehanna 
Company; Colonel in the French War; Chief-Justice Conn. Superior Court; 
member Continental Congress. 

Painted in England in 1763. 

Deposited Dec. 5, 1S48, by George Dyer, M. D., of Trumbull, on behalf of 
the heirs of Benjamin Dyer and Col. Thomas Dyer of Windham. 

3. Jabez Hamlin. 

Born 1709, died 1791; of Middletown; many times representative in the Gen- 
eral Assembly and member of the Upper House; Judge of Middletown Probate 
District for many years; first mayor of Middletown. 

Presented Sept. 27, 1864, by the family of his granddaughter, Mrs. Abigail 
Hubbard of Middletown. 

4. Richard Goodman. 

Born 1761, died 1S45; for many years a prominent dry goods merchant in 
Hartford. 

5. Nicholas I. 

Born 1796, died 1S55; became Emperor of Russia in 1S25; entered upon the 
Crimean War in 1S53, but <.iicd before it was finished. 

Original portrait, presented by the Emperor to Silas E. Burrows in 1S4S. and 
forwarded to tiiis Society by Hon. Thomas H. Seymour Oct. i. 1S60. as a de- 
posit by Mr. Burrows. 



6. Rev. Increase Mathp:r. 

Dorn 1639, died 1723; a noted divine and voluminous writer; President of 
Har\-ard College; for more trian half a century pastor of the North Church, 
IJoston. 

Presented by Gen. Samuel L. Pitkin, East Hartford, December, 1S44. 

7. Alexander II. 

Son of Nicholas I. (No. 5); born i8i8, died by assassination i85i; became 
Emperor of Russia in 1S55; brought about many internal reforms in the em- 
pire, chief of which was the emancipation of the serfs in 1861. 

Presented by the heirs of the late Governor Marshall Jewell. 

8. Rev. Richard Mather. 

Born in England 1596, and preached there a number of years; came to New 
England, and was pastor of the church in Dorchester from 1636 until his death 
in 1669; member of the synod of 1648. 

Presented March 27, 1854, by George Frederick Wright, Hartford, 

9. Thomas Day. 

Born 1771, died 1855; Secretary of the State; Judge of Hartford City Court; 
Judge of Hartford County Court; reported the decisions of Connecticut Supreme 
Court for 48 years, issuing twenty volumes of reports; original member of Con- 
necticut Historical Society, and its President from 1839 until his death. 

Painted in 1847 by O. Dickinson (Anson Dickinson?) of Hartford, for and at 
the request of the Society. 

10. Henry Barnard, LL. D. 

Born 181 1, died 1900; the most famous educator of this country; U. S. Com- 
missioner of Education; editor of American Journal of Education; member of 
Connecticut Historical Society from 1839, and its President 1S54-1860. 

Painted in 18S6, by Franklin-Tuttle, for and at the request of the Society. 

11. James Bidwell Hosmer. 

Born 1781, died 1878; of Hartford; merchant, and noted philanthropist; left 
large sum to Hartford Theological Seminary and thus became the founder of 
Hosmer Hall; member of Connecticut Historical Society from 1S39, ^^^ Presi- 
dent for three years, and a donor to its funds. 

Painted by Matthew Wilson in 1859. 

Presented by Mr. Hosmer. 

12. James Hammond Trumbull, LL. D. 

Born 1821, died 1897; Secretary of the State; State Librarian; member of 
many learned societies; authority on language of American Indians; Librarian 
Watkinson Library from 1863; member of Connecticut Historical Society from 
1S47, and its Presitlent 1SO3-S9. 

Painted about iSSo. by William K. Wheeler. 

Presented by Dr. Trumbull, Jan. 5, 1SS9, at the request of the Society. 



13- Silas Deane. 

Born 1737, died 1789; merchant of Wethersfield; member of Continental 
Congress; one of a commission of three sent to France during the Revolution to 
secure French aid, also secret political agent to France; secured the aid of 
Lafayette, de Kalb and other French ofricers. 

Painted by Jared Bradley Flagg from a miniature painted in Paris. 

Presented by Horatio Alden, November, 1S44. 

14. Stephen Mix Mitchell, LL. D. 

Born 1743, died 1S35; of Wethersfield; delegate to Continental Congress; 
Judge of Hartford County Court; Judge and Chief-Justice of Superior Court; 
member of Supreme Court; U. S. Senator. 

Painted by Samuel Finley Breese Morse, P. X. A., at the artist's home in 
New York city, about 1825-1827. 

Presented by Harriet, youngest daughter of Judge and Mrs. Mitchell, who 
died in July, 1S78, and in whose home in Hartford it had hung for many years. 
In December, 1877, it had been accepted as a deposit subject to the order of 
Walter Mitchell, a grandson of the Judge. It had been exhibited in the Wads- 
worth Athenreum Ciailery, 1849-1851. 

15. Walter Mitchell. 

Son of Judge and Mrs. Stephen Mix Mitchell (Nos. 14, 16); born 1777, died 
1849; of Hartford,- lawyer; Judge of Hartford County Court; member of the 
Connecticut Historical Society from its incorporation. 

I'ainted by Jared Bradley Fiagg. 

Believed to have been presented by Mr. Mitchell's sister Harriet. 

16. Hannah Mitchell. 

Wife of Stephen Mix Mitchell (Xo. 14) and daughter of Donald and Armi- 
nel Grant; born 1749, died 1830. 

Painted by Samuel Finley Breese Morse, P. X. A., at the artist's home in 
New York city, about 1S25-1S27. 

Presented by Harriet, youngest daughter of Judge and Mrs. Mitchell, who 
died in July, 1878, and in whose home in Hartford it had hung for many years. 
In December, 1077, it had been accepted as a deposit subject to the order of 
Walter Mitchell, a grandson of the Judge. It had been exhibited in the Wads- 
worth Athena:um Gallery, 1 849-1 851. 

17. Chauncey Fitch Cleyeland, LL. D. 

Born 1799, died 1887; of Hampton; many times a representative, and twice 
speaker of the House; Governor of Connecticut; member of Congress: presi- 
dential elector. 

Painted by Jared Bradley Flagg in 1S42. 

Presented by Governor Cleveland. November, 1848. 

18. John Cotton Smith, LL. D. 

Born 1765, died 1S45; <^f Sharon: member of both houses of the Assembly, 
and speaker of the lower house; member of Congress: Judge of Connecticut 
Superior and Supreme Courts: Deputy Governor and Go\ernor. 



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Copy by George Frederick Wright from a life size original painted by Fred- 
erick Philip or Philipse not long before the Governor's death. 
Received from the State, March 6, i860, 

19. Alexander Hamilton Holley. 

Born 1S04, died iSSy; of Lakeville (Salisbury); was interested in iron produc- 
tion and manufacture, and in banking; also in railroad building in Connecticut 
and New York; Lietenant-Governor and Governor. 

Presented by Charles Jeremy Hoadly, Feb. 4, 1373. 

20. Rev. Benjamin Trumbull. 

Born 1735, died 1S20; minister at North Haven for sixty years; served in 
the Revolution; author of History of Connecticut, History of the United 
States, and of a number of sermons and pamphlets. 

Painted by Harry Ives Thompson from an engraving (not the Joseiyn engrav- 
ing). This is a copy by him of his first painting after the engraving. 

Presented by James Bidwell Hosmer. 

21. Rev. Eleazer Wheelock. 

Born 171 1, died 1779; minister of the Second Church in Lebanon for thirty- 
five years; founder of Moore's Indian Charity School in Lebanon, which later 
became Dartmouth College; first President of that College. 

Painted by Rev. Joseph Steward. 

Came to the Society from the old Hartford Museum. 

22. William Penn. 

Born in England 1644, died there 171S; Quaker; author of a large number 
of books, chiefly religious; founder, proprietary and Governor of Pennsylvania; 
twice visited this countn,'. 

Copy by Rev. Joseph Steward from a bust or from a painting made from a bust. 

23. William Ellery. 

Born 1740, died 181 2; of Hartford; carried on an extensive business as a 
merchant; postmaster. Grandson of John and Jane Ellery (Xos, 37 and sS.') 

In the record of presentation he is called Captain, but William Ellery is not 
known to have been a Captain. 

Presented Dec. 3, 1844, by his son-in-law, Henry Seymour, the father of Col. 
Thomas H. Seymour. 

24. Mrs. William Ellery. 

William Ellery of Hartford married (i) Susanna Keith, born 1740. died 176S; 
married (2) Experience Ledyard, born 1747, died 1773; married (3'> Hannah 
Marsh, born 1761, died 1S3S. The record of presentation calls her sister of 
John Bonner (No, 50), which could not be correct. 

Presented Dec. 3, 1844. by Henry Seymour. 

25. Rev. Benjamin BoARD^L\N. 

Born 1731, died 1S02; pastor of the church in Middle ILiddam, and later of 
the Second Church in Hartford; Chaplain in the Revolution. 
Painted by Rev. Joseph Steward. 



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26. Rev. Elnathan Whitman. 

Born 1 70S. died 1777; tutor and later a rellow of Yale; pastor of the Second 
Church of Hartford for forty-tive years, until his death. " This picture was a 
present from the young men of his Society to his familv." 

Probably painted by John Trumbull. At the banquet given by the Connecti- 
cut Historical Society in connection with the bi-centennial of Connecticut's first 
Constitution in 1840, at which Colonel John Trumbull was present, the walls 
of the hall were hung with a loan exhibition of portraits. The account pub- 
lished at the time notes a number of the portraits as painted by Colonel John 
Trumbull, among them portraits of " Rev. Elnathan Whitman and Lady." 

27. Abigail Whitman. 

Daughter of Colonel Nathaniel Stanley and wife of Rev. Elnathan Whitman 
(No. 26); born 1719, died 1795. 

Probably painted by John Trumbull. At the banquet given by the Connecti- 
cut Historical Society in connection with the bi-centennial of Connecticut's first 
Constitution in 1S40, at which Colonel John Trumbull was present, the walls 
of the hall were hung with a loan exhibition of portraits. The account pub- 
lished at the time notes a number of the portraits as painted by Colonel John 
Trumbull, among them portraits of " Rev. Elnathan Whitman and Lady." 

28. Rev. Thomas Robbins. 

Artist unknown. See No. 31. 

29. Rev. Gurdon Saltonstall. 

Born 1666, died 1724; of New London; distinguished for his learning, 
knowledge of affairs and elegance of manners; Governor for si.xteen years, until 
his death. 

Copy by Rev. Joseph Steward from the original in Trumbull Gallery at Yale. 

30. Mary Lord. 

Daughter of Richard Lord of Hartford; born 1702, died 1740; married 1724 
Colonel Joseph Pitkin of East Hartford, 

Painted by Alexander Hamilton Emmons, probably in 1S43 or 1844, from a 
picture in the possession of her great-grandson, General Samuel L. Pitkin of 
East Hartford. 

Presented Dec. 24, 1844, by General Pitkin. 

31. Rev. Thomas Robbins. 

Born 1777. died 1S56; missionary in Ohio; pastor in Ea>t Windsor and Strat- 
ford, Conn., Mattapoisett and Rochester, Mass.; member Connecticut Histor- 
ical Society from its incorporation, and its Librarian for above ten years; the 
Society received his private library valued at Sio.O(X), and at his death a legacy 
of almost .$5,000. 

Painted by Jared Bradley Elagg. 1S45-1S47. for and at the request of the 
Societv. 



32. Oliver Wolcott. 

Born 1726, died 1797; of Litchfield; Major-General of militia; signer of the 
Declaration of Independence; member of Conj^^ress; Brigadier-General in the 
Revolution; I>ieu tenant-Governor and Governor. 

Painted in 17S2, by Ralph Earle. 

Presented by Laura (Wolcott) wife of George Gibbs and granddaughter of 
Governor Wolcott. 

33. Rev. William Claiborne Walton. 

Born in Virginia 1793, died in Hartford 1S34; a noted evangelist; held pastor- 
ates in Virginia and in Washington; for a year before his death he was pastor 
of the Fourth Church, Hartford. 

Painted by Philip Hewins, probably in 1S34. 

Presented by Mrs. Normand Smith, June, 1837. 

34. Charles Hosmer. 

Born 1785, died 1871; printer and publisher in Litchfield and later in Hart- 
ford, where he was also a merchant; member of Connecticut Historical Society 
from 1839, and its Secretary for twenty-nine years. 

Painted by Matthew Wilson in 1859. 

Presented by Mr, Hosmer. 

35. Rev. Nathan Strong. 

Born 174S, died 1816; pastor of First Church, Hartford, from 1774 until his 
death; a founder of the Connecticut Missionary Society; publisher of Connecti- 
cut Evangelical Magazine. 

Painted by Rev. Joseph Steward. 

36. Mary Led yard. 

Sister of Colonel W'illiam Ledyard; born 1735, died 1S07; married Hon. 
Thomas Seymour, first mayor of Hartford. 

Presented by her granddaughter, Miss Mary Seymour, July 10, 1SS5. 

37. Jane Bonner. 

Born 1691, died 1739; married Captain John Ellery (No. 38); great-great- 
grandmother of Colonel Thomas H. Seymour. 
Presented July 10, 1885, by Miss Mary Seymour. 

38. John Ellery. 

Born 16S1, died 1742; of Boston; great great-grandfather of Colonel Thomas 
H. Seymour. 

Presented July 10, 18S5, by Miss Mary Seymour, 

39. John Treadwell, LL. D. 

Born 1745, died 1S23; of Farmington; many times a member of the General 
.\ssembly; member Continental Congress: Judge .supreme Court of Errors; 
Lieutenant-Governor and Ciovernor; hrst President A. B. C. F. >L 



40. John Phillips, LL. D. 

Born 1719, died 1795: preacher; successful merchant at Kxeter, X. H.: 
founded PhilHps AnJover Academy, giving it 831,000, and I'hillips Kxeter 
Academy, giving it Si34,ooo. 

Painted by Rev. Joseph Steward. 

41. Jane Ellery. 

Born 1745, died 17S7; of Hartford; daughter of John and Mar>' (Austin) 
Ellery and sister of Captain William Ellery (Xo. 23). 
Presented Dec. 3, 1S44, by Henr}- Seymour. 

42. Nathan Whiting. 

Born 1724, died 1771; of Xew Haven; merchant; was in Louisburg expedi- 
tion 1745-46; Lieutenant-Colonel and Colonel in French War 1755-63. 

Presented July, 1856, by Richard Dickson, Xorfolk, \'a., a descendant, 
through Rev.,H. Jones of Bridgeport. 

43. Mary Saltonstall Whiting. 

W^ife of Colonel Xathan Whiting (Xo. 42) and daughter of Roswell and 
Mary (Lord) Saltonstall, and a granddaughter of Governor Gurdon Saltonstall 
(Xo. 29). 

Presented July, 1856, by Richard Dickson, Xorfolk. Va., a descendant, 
through Rev. H. Jones of Bridgeport. 

44. Adam Beauchamp. 

Of Hartford; of French Huguenot descent; son of John and Margaret Beau- 
champ of Hartford and brother of Margaret (Beauchamp), the wife of John 
Michael Chenevard (No. 49). 

Presented September, 1S69, by Mrs. Mary (Chenevard) Comstock. 

45. Daniel Tyler. 

Born 1750, died 1832; of Brooklyn; Captain in the Revolution; son-in-law of 
General Israel Putnam; said to have been Putnam's aide-de-camp at the battle 
of Bunker Hill; also said by his son to have been adjutant of Putnam's regi- 
ment at Bunker Hill. 

46. John Lawrence. 

Born 1719, died 1802; of Hartford; Treasurer of the State for twenty years, 
including the period of the Revolution. 

Painted by Rev. Joseph Steward. 

This portrait was the property of his granddaughter. Cecilia Lawrence, after 
whose death in July, 1S79. it was presented to the Society. 

47. George W^yllys. 

Born 1710, died 1796; of Hartford; Secretary of the Colony from 1730 until 
his death; Lieutenant-Colonel in the French War. 

Painted in 1791 by Ralph Earle. 

Presented NLiy 11, 1S47, by his great-grandson. Captain John P. Gannett of 
Boston, who for over half a centurv was a member of this Society. 



48. Henry B. Caldwell. 

Born 1765, died i3i2; native of Hartford; Captain in U. S. ^L'lrine Corps; 
said to have been an ofiflcer in U. S. Navy during the Revolution. 
Presented Sept. i, 1885, by Mrs. Susan B. Samuels, Waltham. Mass. 

49. Margaret Chenevard. 

Wife of John Michael Chenevard of Hartford and <Jaughter of John and 
Margaret Beauchamp; born 1707, died 1783; sister of Xo. 44 and mother-in-law 
of No. 46. 

Probably presented September, 1869, by Mrs. Mary (Chenevard) Comstock. 

50 John Bonner. 

Of Boston (?); brother of Mrs. John Ellery (No. 37). In the record of 
presentation he is called brother of Mrs. William Ellery (No. 24), which could 
not be correct. 

Presented Dec. 3, 1S44, by Henry Seymour. 

51. Mr. Caswell. (Pastel). 

Believed to be Deacon Caswell who is said to have been of East Hartford. 
Supposed to have been presented by Governor Alexander Hamilton Holley. 

52. Mrs. Caswell. (Pastel). 

Believed to be the wife of Deacon Caswell. 

Supposed to have been presented by Governor Alexander Hamilton Holley. 

53. Horace Bushnell, Lly. D. 

Born 1802, died 1S76; pastor of the North Congregational Church in Hart- 
ford for twenty-two years; a noted theologian and religious writer. 

Presented about 1887, by William H. Lee of Hartford and New York. 

54. Royal Arms. 

The Royal Arms which before the Revolution hung above the Speaker's chair 
in the House of Representatives at Hartford. Probably painted about 1724. 

Believed to have been presented by Lorenzo Bull, although it formerly hung 
in the old Hartford Museum. 

55. Charter Oak. 

Painted at the request of Daniel Wadsworth by George Francis, a carriage 
manufacturer of Hartford, from an original sketch made by Mr. Francis in iSiS. 
Probably presented by Mr. Francis. 

56. Charter Oak. 

The tree in this picture is made from bits of bark of the real tree. The view 
shows not only the tree, but the house standing on the opposite side of Charter 
(now Charter Oak) Street, and in the distance Colt's Armory and the Connecti- 
cut River. 

I'aiiited, perhaps, in 1S59. by J. E. Burkhart, a pistol maker of Hartford. 



57- Washington College. 

View looking across the present Bushnell Park, Hartford, from near the foot 
of Trumbull Street, showing the old buildings of Washington (now Trinity; 
College near the site of the present State Capitol. 

Painted about 1S45-1847, by Lincoln, then of Hartford. 

Presented in i336. 

58. John WooDHULL Stedman. (Pastel). 

Born 1S20, died 1S96; printer and publisher in Norwich; Insurance Commis- 
sionerof Connecticut: Secretary and Treasurer of State Savings Bank. Hartford: 
member Connecticut Historical Society from 1S75, and its President for four 
years. 

The work of Andrew Fenety in 1S94. 

Presented in October, 1S94, by Mr. Stedman, at the Society's request. 

59. Bear Mountain. 

View of Bear Mountain, Salisbur>', 2,354 feet, the highest land in Connecti- 
cut. The cairn on the top of the mountain was erected by Hon. Robbins 
Battell. 

Painted by John Bunyan Bristol. 

Presented January, 1S96, by Mr. and Mrs. Carl Stoeckel of Norfolk, son-iu- 
law and daughter of Hon. Robbins Battell. 

60. Col. Samuel Belcher. 

Born 1779, died 1849; fo^ many years a builder in Hartford. 
Painted about 1839 by George Whiting Flagg. 

Presented May, 189S, by Sarah J. Davis of Hartford, grandniece of Col. 
Belcher. 

61. Jedediah Elderkin. 

Born 1717, died 1793; of Windham: lawyer and manufacturer: Colonel of 
militia; member of Connecticut Council of Safety; was active during the Revo- 
lution, and performed varied and important services. 

A recent copy from an original in the Public Library at Windham. 

Presented July, 1S9S, by his great-grandnephew, John Elderkin (,3th) of New 
York city. 

62. Charles Jeremy Hoadly, LL. D. 

Born 1S23, died 1900; of Hartford; noted for his antiquarian tastes and his- 
torical studies: Librarian of the Connecticut State Library from 1S55; member 
of the Connecticut Historical Society from 1S54, and its President from 1S94. 

Painted in 139S, by Charles Noel Flagg. 

Presented by Dr. Hoadly in October, iSgS. 

63. Eli Todd. 

Died 1S33; prominent physician of Hartford: interested in the care and 
treatment of the insane, and may be called the founder of the Retreat at Hart- 
ford; member of the Connecticut Historical Society from its organization. 

Presented December, 1S9S, by Hon. Henry Barnard. 



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64. ROBBINS BATTKLL. 

Born 1820, died 1S95; of Norfolk; banker and philanthropist; much inter- 
ested in art and in music; memljer of the Connecticut Historical Society from 
1870, and its President for one year. 

Painted by Frederick Dielman, P. N. A. 

Presented December, 1898, by Mr. and Mrs. Carl Stoeckel, son-in-law and 
daughter of Mr. Battel!. 

65. Wadsworth Residence. 

Wadsworth family residence at IJeneseo, N. Y. 
'Painted by Daniel Wadsworth, founder of the Wadsworth AthennDum. 

Presented April, 1899, by the heirs of Jonathan Flynt Morris, who obtained 
it "from Daniel Wadworth's auction sale, 1849." 

66. Ralph Pomeroy. 

Of Coventry, Connecticut; Comptroller of the State 1790-1791. 
Presented September, igoo, by J. Evarts Greene, Worcester, Mass. 

67. Caleb Perkins. (Pastel). 

Born 1749; a physician practicing for many years in West Hartford; removed 
to Mead villa, Pa. 

Said to have been done about 1790, and to be the work of John Trumbull; 
but it is more probable that it was done by a sister of Dr. Perkins who is known 
to have done pastel work. 

Presented in January, 1901, by Mrs. Eliza M. Ilemenway of Sufheld, great- 
granddaughter of Dr. Perkins. 

68. Sarah Perkins. (Pastel). 

Daughter of Rev. John Trumbull of Watertown, and wife of Dr. Caleb 
Perkins (No. 67). 

Said to have been done about 1790, and to be the work of John Trumbull; 
but it is more probable that it was done by a sister of Dr. Perkins who is known 
to have done pastel work. 

Presented in January, 1901, by Mrs. Eliza M. Ilemenway of Suffield. great- 
granddaughter of Dr. Perkins. 

69. Lucy Perkins. (Pastel). 

Daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Caleb Perkins (Nos. 67 and 68); married Bavil 
Seymour of Hartford. 

Said to have been done about 1790, and to be the work of John Trumbull; 
but it is more probable that it was done by a sister of her father who is known 
to have done pastel work. 

Presented in January, 1901, by Mrs. Eliza M. Hemcnway of Suftieki, grand- 
daughter of Mrs. Seymour. 



70. Judges' Cavk. 

View of the cave on West Rock, near New Haven, where the judges of Ki 
Charles I. were concealed. 

Painted by Robert R. Wiseman of New Haven. 
Presented by Mrs. Samuel Colt, April, 1902. 

71. Judges' Cave Tablet. 

Memorial tablet placed at the Judges' Cave (No. 69). 
Painted by Robert R. Wiseman of New Haven. 
•Presented by Mrs. Samuel Colt, April, 1902. 



ANNUAL PvEPORi 



OF 






May, 1903 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF 



^^e (Connecticut '^istoncat ^ocic^^ 



REPORTS AND PAPERS PRESENTED AT THE ANNUAL 
MEETING, MAY 27, lOny 

ALSO A LIST OF OFFICERS AND MEMBERS 
AND OF DONATIONS FOR THE YEAR 



HARTFORD 
PUBLISHED 1?V THE SOCIKTY 

11) o;? 






1-9825 



©fficers of the Society. 



President. 

SAMUEL HART. -" Middletown. 

Vice-Presidents. 

JAMES J. GOODWIN, Hartford. 

JAMES TERRY, . . New Haven. 

RICHARD A. WHEELER, - Stonington. 

MORRIS W. SEYMOUR, --.-... Bridgeport. 

THEODORE S. GOLD, Cornwall. 

FRANK FARNSWORTH STARR, ----- Middletown. 

ELLEN D. EARNED. Thompson. 

E. STEYENS HENRY, - - - - - . - - Rockville. 

Recording Secretary. 

ALBERT C. BATES, - - - - - - • - Hartford. 

Corresponding Secretary. 

W. DeLOSS LOYE, Hartford. 

Treasurer. 

JOHN E. MORRIS, , - Hartford. 

Librarian. 

ALBERT C. BATES, - ' Hartford. 

Auditor. 

JOSEPH G. \YOODWARD, - - - - - - Hartford. 

Membership Committee. 

SAMUEL HART, ex o^czo, ...... Middletown. 

JOSEPH G. \YOODWARD, Hartford. 

JULIUS GAY, . - - - Farmington. 

JOHN E. MORRIS, Hartford. 

HORACE E. MATHER, Hartford. 

JANE T. SMITH, -------- Hartford. 

ALBERT C. BATES, Hartford. 

GEORGE S. GODARD, Hartford. 

Library Committee. 

SAMUEL HART, ex ojia'o, Middletown. 

FRANCIS H. PARKER, - - - - - - - Hartford. 

THO-MAS S. ^VEAYER, Hartford. 

FREDERICK \Y. PRINCE, Hartford. 

Publication Committee. 

SAMUEL HART, <.r^/^f/^, Middletown. 

ALBERT C. BATES, - Hartford. 

LEYERETT BELKNAP, Hartford. 

FORREST MORGAN, - Hartford. 

Committee on Monthly Papers. 

P. H. WOODWARD, Harifokd. 

^■IL\RLES B. \YHrnNG, Hartfokp. 

AKTHUR L. SniPMAN. Hartford. 



Hesolue 3ncorporatiny 

3II]e donnccticut r^istorical Society 



Passcb IHay, i82r 



Resolved by this Assembly, That John Trumbull, Thomas C. Browne!!, 
Timothy Pitkin, John S. Peters, William W. Ellsworth, Thomas Day, Thomas 
Robins, Daniel Burhans, Thomas Plubbard, Isaac Toucey, Nathaniel S. 
Wheaton, George Sumner, Roger M. Sherman, William T. Williams, Martin 
Wells, Joseph Battel!, William Cooley, Thomas H. Gallaudet, Thomas S. 
Williams, Eli Todd, Walter Mitchell, George W. Doane, Samuel B. Woodward, 
S. H. Huntington, Samuel W'. Dana, James Gould, Samuel A. Foote, Nathan 
Johnson, Hawley Olmstead, Benjamin Trumbull, John Hall and their asso- 
ciates and successors, be, and hereby are ordained, constituted and declared 
to be, forever hereafter, a body corporate, by the name of The Connecticut 
Historical Society, and by that name, they, their associates and^successors shall 
and may have perpetual succession; shall be capable of suing and being sued, 
pleading and being impleaded, and also to purchase, receive, hold and convey 
any estate, real or personal, to an amount not exceeding thirty thousand 
dollars; and may have a common seal, and the same may alter at pleasure; 
may establish rules relative to the admission of future members; may ordain, 
establish, and put in execution such by-laws and regulations, not contrary to 
the provisions of this charter, or the laws of this State, as shall be deemed 
necessary for the government of said Corporation. 

The Governor of this State, the Lieutenant Governor, and the Judges of the 
Superior Court, shall be ex ojficio members of the Society. 

Said Corporation shall meet once a year for the choice of a President, Vice- 
President, Corresponding Secretary, Recording Secretary, Treasurer, and such 
other officers as may be designated from time to time by the by-laws of the 
Society. 

The first meeting of the Society shall be holden at the State House in 
Hartford at such time as shall be designated by the Honorable John Trumbull, 
notice thereof being previously given in one or more newspapers printed in 
Hartford. 

Provided, nevertheless, that this act of incorporation shall be subject to be 
revoked or altered, at the pleasure of the lieneral Assembly. 



By''§air»5 of the Society 



MEMBERS. 



1. The. Society shall consist of Resident, Corresponding, and Honorary 
Members. 

Resident members shall be persons residing in the State of Connecticut: and 
no other shall be entitled to vote in any meeting of the Society. 

Honorary and corresponding members shall be person^ residing out of the 
State of Connecticut, and shall not be subject to any admission fee or tax. 

Honorary members shall be persons who may have rendered important public 
service to the State of Connecticut, or to the cause of historic inquiry*, or litera- 
ture generally. 

2. No person shall be voted for as an honorary, corresponding, or resident 
member, until at least one month after his nomination by the Committee on 
Membership; and ever>' such vote shall be taken by ballot, at a regular 
meeting, at which not less than ten members are present. 

3. Every nomination for the election of honorary or corresponding mem- 
bers shall be based on the application, in writing, of two resident members, 
stating the reason for such nomination, and the qualifications of the persons 
proposed for membership. 

4. Whenever a vote shall be taken on the admission of a member, and there 
shall be found two ballots against his admission, the presiding officer shall 
declare the election postponed. At the next regular meeting, if the recom- 
mendation of the committee shall be renewed, he may be admitted by the votes 
of two-thirds of the members present. 

5. Resident members shall pay, on admission, three dollars, and two dollars 
every subsequent year, if they reside within, and one dollar if they reside with- 
out, the limits of the town of Hartford; or, in lieu thereof, any person entitled 
to be a member may constitute himself a life member by paying at one time the 
sum of twenty-five dollars. 

6. Should any person elected as a resident member omit to signify his 
acceptance of such election within one month after receiving notice thereof. 
and to pay the admission fee, he shall forfeit the privilege of becoming a 
member. The payment of the annual assessment shall hereafter constitute a 
condition of continued membership,, and the neglect or reiusal to pay the same 
for the period of six months after the annual meeting of the Society shall be 
deemed a withdrawal from the Society. 

7. A copy of the by-laws shall l)e presented, within one month after the 
adoption of this by-law, by the Recording Secretary, to ever>- resident member, 
to be signed and returned to the Secretary; and members who shall subscribe 
the same shall thereafter be considered as accepting the provision respecting 
the annual assessment and the conditions of membership. 



II. OFFICERS. 

f. The officers of the Society, to be elected at the annual meeting by ballot, 
and to hold their offices for one year and until others shall be cho>,en, shall be — 
a President, not exceeding eight Vice-Presidents, a Recording Secretary, a 
Corresponding Secretary, a Treasurer, a Committee on Membership, to consist 
of seven members; Committees on the Librar}-, on Publication, and on Monthly 
Papers, each to consist of three members. 

The preceding officers and the chairmen of the several committees shall 
constitute the Standing Committee of the Society. 

A Librarian and Cabinet Keeper shall be appointed, on the nomination of the 
Standing Committee, whenever such appointment shall be deemed advisable. 

2 The President shall be, ex officio, chairman of the Standing Committee, 
and a member of the Membership, Library, and Publication Committees; shall 
preside at all meetings of the Society and Standing Committee; call, by himself 
or Secretary, all meetings of the Society, and deliver or provide for an address 
at the annual meeting. 

3. The Recording Secretary shall have custody of the fdes, records, and seal 
of the Society; shall give notice to new members of their election, and furnish 
them certificates of membership; keep an accurate journal of the transactions of 
the Society and Standing Committee, and, when directed by the proper officer, 
call the meetings of the same. 

4. The Corresponding Secretary shall conduct the correspondence in behalf 
of the Society. 

5. The Treasurer shall receive the admission fees, and report the names of 
the persons paying the same to the Recording Secretary; and shall also receive 
all other moneys due, and all donations or bequests of money made to the 
Society; shall pay to the order of the Chairman of the Standing Committee such 
sums as may be required for the ordinary expenses of the Society and such as 
the Society may otherwise direct to be paid; shall keep a true and faithful 
account of all moneys received and paid by him, and of the property and debts 
of the Society; and shall, at the annual nieeting, render a particular statement, 
to be examined and audited by a committee who shall be appointed at such 
annual meeting for that purpose. 

6. The Librarian, under the direction of the Library Conmiittee. shall 
arrange and have charge of all books, pamphlets, manuscripts, and other 
articles deposited in the rooms of the Society; and shall, before every annual 
meeting of the Society, make a full report to the Library Committee of his 
doings as Librarian during the past year, and of the condition of the Library. 

7. To the Committee on Membership shall be referred all the propositions 
for the admission of members. No nominations for membership shall be 
considered or acted upon by the Committee during a regular meeting of the 
Society. 

8. The Committee on the Library shall, before each annual meeting, make 
a careful examination of the books and other articles depositeil in the rooms of 
the Society, and shall report thereon to the Standing Committee, including in 



such report the annual report of the Librarian. They may make purchases 
for the Library, under the direction of the Society, within the income of the 
Library fund, or to such an amount as may be appropriated by a vote of the 
Society for such purpose. 

9. The Publication Committee shall have the superintendence of all publi- 
cations ordered by the Society. They shall, from time to time, report to the 
Society respecting the selection and arrangement of such papers, from the 
Library of the Society or other sources, as are most suitable for publication in 
volumes of the Society's Collections. 

10. The Standing Committee shall act generally in behalf of the Society, 
fill all vacancies in any oflkes until the next regular meeting of the Society, and 
make an annual report to the Society. Any three members of this Committee 
may constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, and a notice for a 
meeting of the Society shall be deemed a notice for the meeting of this 
Committee. 

III. MEETINGS. 

1. An annual meeting shall be held in the month of May, at such time and 
place as the Standing Committee shall appoint. 

2. A regulur meeting shall be held on the first Tuesday evening of each 
month, unless suspended by a vote of the Society. 

3. Special meetings shall be called by the President, or, in his absence, by 
the Recording Secretary, on the application of three members. 

4. Previous notice of any meeting of the Society shall be given in one or 
more public prints. And at any meeting, duly called and notified, seven 
members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, other than 
the admission of new members, or the negotiation of exchange. 

IV. DONATIONS AND DEPOSITS. 

1. All donations to and deposits with the Society shall be entered in a book 
kept for that purpose. 

2. No donations shall be exchanged or disposed of unless the Society have 
a duplicate of the same. 

3. All deposits left with the Society shall be carefully preserved, and may 
at any time be taken by the depositor in person, or delivered on his written 
order. But ever\- deposit which shall not be so reclaimed or withdrawn, shall. 

' after the decease of the depositor, be entered as a donation, and become the 
property of the Society; unless, at the time of making the deposit, other con- 
ditions shall be prescribed by the depositor. 

V. LIHKAKY. 

I. The rooms, with all books, manuscripts, pictures, and articles belonging 
to or deposited with the Society, shall be umler the immediate charge of the 
Librarum, acting under the direction of the Library Committee. 



2. The Library shall be opened for the inspection of the public, and the 
examination of books and manuscripts, and transcription therefrom, at such 
time, and on such conditions, as shall be prescribed by the Library Committee: 
and no book or manuscript shall be taken from the room without a special vote 
of the Society, except by the Committee on Publication. 

VI. rUBLICATION FUND. 

The legacy left to the Society by the late President, the Hon. Thomas Day, 
the avails of all life memberships, and all special donations and subscriptions 
which may be made thereto, shall constitute a Publication Fund — the income 
of which shall be applied, under the direction of the Publication Committee, 
towards the expense of such publications as may be ordered by the Society. 

VII. ALTERATIONS. 

Any alteration of these by-laws shall be submitted to a regular meeting, held 
prior to that on which the vote on the same is taken. 



prcsibcnfs CTb6rc55 



To the Con7iectiait Historical Society: 

IT IS a part of my diit}' to lay before you at this annual 
meeting a summary of the work of the past year, and at 
the same time I wish to ask your attention to one or two 
matters which are of interest to our Society. 

OBITUARY. 

During the past year eight resident members have died. 

Rowland Swift, a man of honored position in the commu- 
nity, a life member of the Society since 1S73 ^"*^ ^o^ many 
years its auditor, died on the 13th of June last. 

Leverett Braixard, well-known as a successful and pub- 
lic-spirited citizen of Hartford, sometime Mayor of the City, 
elected a member in 18S9, died on the 2d of July. 

Edmund Janes Cleveland, compiler of the genealogy of 
the Cleveland family and collector of a choice library of histori- 
cal and genealogical material, a life member since 1SS6, died 
on the 9th of July. 

RuFus- White Griswold, M. D., of Rocky Hill, during a 
long life-time active in his profession and deservedly held in 
high esteem, elected to membership in iSSS, died on the 17th 
of August. 

Egbert O. Weeks, Vice-President of the .Etna Fire Insur- 
ance Compau}-, elected a member in 1S95, died on the 31st of 
October. 

Deacon Jabez Haskell Hayden, of Windsor Locks, whose 
name had for some time stood next to the first on our list of 
members in chronological arrangement, having been elected in 
1841,- a man of constant interest and unfailing accuracy in his- 
torical matters, carrying us back for more tlian one generation 
and bringing the traditions and records of early days down to 
us, died on the 2d of December. 



Daniel Phillips, a well-known citizen, a member since 
1892, died on the 2d of May. 

George Edwin Hatch, a man highly esteemed in the 
community, elected to membership in 18S9, died on the 9th 
of May. 

Note should have been made last year of the death of Ben- 
jamin Franklin Stevens, P". vS. A., of London and Vermont, 
well-known as antiquarian and publisher, elected an honorary 
member of this Society in 1900, which occurred on the 5th of 
March, 1902. 

membership. 
During the past year we have elected one corresponding 
member, Francis Olcott Allen of Philadelphia, and twenty 
resident members, two of whom became life members. Two 
members have resigned. There are now 354 members of the 
Society, of whom 329 (including 48 life members) are resi- 
dent, while 20 are corresponding members and 5 are honorary 
members. 

meetings. 
Eight monthly meetings have been held during the year, at 
which the Committee on Papers, to whose zeal and forethought 
we owe so much, have provided papers, as follows: 

In October, by the Rev. Lewis \V, Hicks, on "Woman's 
part in the Founding of Oxford and Cambridge Universities.'' 

In November, by Mr. Albert C. Bates, our Librarian, on 
"'The Connecticut Law Book of 1673," on the occasion of the 
presentation of a copy of this rare and valuable book by our 
first Vice-President, Mr. James J. Goodwin, At this time five 
others of the eight known remaining copies of this edition oi 
our Colon}- Laws were exhibited. 

In December, by Captain Charles A. O. Norton, on "The 
Lights and Lamps of Ancient New England," illustrated by 
some two hundred specimens, many of which had a special 
historical and personal interest. 

In January, by Judge Lyman D. Brewster, on "Elder Wil- 
liam Brewster of The Mayflower." 



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In February, b}^ Miss Mary Lessey Linehan, on "The Colo- 
nial Irish of Xew England." 

In March, by Judge Simeon K. Baldwin, on "The Reverend 
John Higginson, First School Teacher of Hartford." 

In April, by Colonel Francis Parsons, on "The Reverend 
Colonel Elisha Williams, Rector of Yale College." 

In May, by Dr. Sydney George Fisher, on "The Claim of 
Connecticut to the Northern Part of Pennsylvania." 

At all of these meetings there has been a good attendance of 
members, and we have also been glad to welcome the visitors 
who were attracted by the announcement of the papers which 
were to be read. 

At several of the meetings, the Recording Secretary has 
favored us with historical notes of great value, suggested by 
events of the day, such as the removal of human remains from 
a part of the old burying-ground, and the cutting down of the 
tree known as the Washington Elm in front of this building. 

PUBLICATIONS. 

We have published during the past year, under the pains- 
taking editorship of our Librarian, the ninth volume of our 
Collections, being Volume I. of the Rolls of Connecticut Men 
in the French and Indian War, which includes the 3'ears 1755- 
1757. Some idea of the labor entailed by the compilation and 
printing of the book will appear from the fact that it contains 
the names of 9,000 individuals, and that in the index of names 
and places there are 15,000 items. A second volume, from 
1758 to 1762, will complete the French and Indian War Rolls; 
but I regret to say that lack of funds will probably prevent us 
from publishing it next 3'ear. 

GIFTS. 

The Librarian's report will enumerate the gifts made during 
the past year to our collection of books and manuscripts. I 
mention here, with gratitude to the donors, the presentation of 
two portraits: one of Royal Ralph Hinman, Secretary of this 
State, whose work as an antiquarian has a peculiar value, a 
member of this Society from its reorganization in 1839 until his 
death in 186S, presented by the legacy of his daughter, Mrs. 



Katharine H. Hamlin of New York; the other of President 
Andrew Jackson, painted from hfe by PhiHp Hewins sometime 
of Hartford, and presented by Francis H. Parker. I repeat 
also the expression of our gratitude to Mrs. Charles H. Smith 
for her gift of wampum which once belonged to Red Jacket, an 
article of great and lasting interest. 

LIBRARY. 

You will expect to find the report of the Librarian full of 
interest, and 3'ou will not be disappointed. We are learning 
in many ways the value of our Collections, and not only of the 
possibility but of the actual necessity of their use by those 
who would write carefully of many periods of the history of 
Connecticut or of other parts of the country. Our Corre- 
sponding Secretary' has recentl}' prepared a careful and ex- 
haustive history of the navigation of the Connecticut River, 
in the preparation of which he made search in many places for 
original reports and other like publications; and nowhere else, 
he told me, did he find as much or as valuable material as here. 
I asked him if this was because of the geographical position of 
Hartford or from the fact that this was the location of some of 
the important corporations connected with the work which he 
was studying, and he replied that he attributed it largely to 
the fact that the business men here were men of intelligence 
and knew the value of original documents and the importance 
of preserving them, and that the Society, and through it the 
investigators of to-da}-, were enjoying the benefit of their 
thoughtfulness and foresight. 

Another fact, which the Librarian will mention, shows the 
value of our Collections. The United States Government has 
published a list of the Public Documents of the tlrst fourteen 
Congresses, compiled from several large collections, amounting 
to about 2,900 items; we have about 600 more, of which the 
authorities at Washington appear to be ignorant. 

The exhibits which our Librarian makes from time to time 
of written and printed documents, engravings, and other arti- 
cles of interest, in connection with special anniversaries, such 
as the triennial meeting of the National Society of the Cin- 
cinnati last summer and the anniversary of the Rattle of Lex- 
ington this spring, remind us of the unique richness of our 



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Collections and of their very great value. These exhibits are 
thoroughly appreciated, not only by our members but also by 
the public. 

CARE OF BOOKS. 

So much has been said on former occasions of the need of 
more room for the books and pamphlets which we have and to 
which we are constantly making additions, and there is so little 
that can be done at present to relieve the situation, that it may 
appear quite unnecessary to speak of it again. I feel impelled, 
however, to quote to you from a letter written me last autumn 
by an eminent classical scholar, w^ho had made a visit to our 
library, and had noted some of the treasures which it contains. 

"I was pained," said he, "to see the slow but sure impair- 
ment of the condition of some of the valuable volumes in the 
library. For a modern library, I appreciate the importance 
of free access to shelves. But a considerable number of the 
old books there are not for ordinary use, and they ought not 
to be handled freely, any more than the objects in the locked 
cases in the front room, and ought by no means to be exposed 
to the dust. The Aldine Plato, the editio princcps [in Greek] , 
is not the strongest example in one sense, since its binding is 
not broken, but only a specialist needs to examine that work; 
and if he wants it" (and, I may insert, knows that we have it 
in an Historical Society's library), "he can wait to have it 
produced from a case. The front room has many objects in 
cases which are not as rare and valuable as that. Some of 
the books deserve to be kept not only away from the dust, but 
also from the extremes of heat and cold, moist and dry; but 
perhaps this is not practicable." 

These words of an interested and kindly critic may' serve, 
at any rate, to help us to appreciate the value of the treasures 
committed to our care. We have many volumes which by 
reason of their rarity, their beauty, or their associations, call 
for better care than they can possibly have under existing cir- 
cumstances. But while we see no way of remedying our diffi- 
culties at present, we may well have them in mind against the 
day when we can appeal for what we sorely need, or possibly 
shall be asked by a waiting benefactor to state our need. 



FINANCIAL CONDITION. 

The Society, our Treasurer tells us, is growing poorer every 
year. With the greatest possible economy and husbanding of 
resources, we find that it is impossible to do adequately the 
Society's work on the Society's income. I do not at all doubt 
that at some time we can successfully appeal in a formal way 
to the public to make provision for that which we are daily 
proving to be for the advantage of the public; and I trust that 
generous gifts will come from those who appreciate the impor- 
tance of what we are doing and what we can yet do. Mean- 
while I venture to commend for imitation the action of a 
member — I wish that I were at liberty to mention his name — 
who has made this 3'ear a special contribution of twenty-five 
dollars for the current expenses of the Society, including the 
purchasing of books for the library. Are there not (say; twenty 
other members who could give a like sum, that we might 
have at our disposal next year some five hundred dollars at 
least in addition to our usual income? Might it not be possi- 
ble to secure even more than this? And might not some be 
willing to make pledges for five years to come, thus relieving 
the officers of the Society from much anxiety and the treasury 
from some danger of depletion? If it seems good to you. I 
would suggest that a committee be appointed to consider the 
matter of provision for immediate financial needs, and to take 
such action in the premises as to them shall seem best. 

I venture to close with the repetition of words which I used 
in the same connection last year. 

We greatly need generous additions to our funds. For a 
very moderate expense — an expense far too moderate for the 
labor of hand and mind which is given — we provide a reading- 
room specially furnished for the needs of investigators in a 
popular and attractive line of study; and the facilities which 
we offer are thoroughly appreciated and constantly used. Our 
hall, with its collection of portraits and of articles illustrating 
the histor}' of this Colony and State, is one of the most attract- 
ive places in the city. Our publications are of very great in- 
terest to students, and are recognized as having a permanent 
value; and it is well known that we have the material, awaiting 
arrangement and editing, for many more volumes of no less 



interest and value. Our invested funds yield a moderate in- 
come, which, added to the receipts from membership fees and 
the appropriation from the State to assist in the work of publi- 
cation, enables us to continue our work without serious inter- 
ruption. But the time is at hand when we must appeal to the 
public-spirited men and women of Connecticut for liberal gifts 
to increase our general and special funds. All that is given in 
this way will come back with generous reward, if not to the 
givers themselves, yet certainly to the community in the wel- 
fare and progress of which they are concerned. I do trust that 
those who have the power to speak persuasive words in this 
matter and those who have the ability and the will to advance 
the public interests by their gifts, will not fail to remember 
how real and how urgent are the needs of this Society, which 
certainly deserves well of the republic for what it has done 
thus far and for what it hopes to do in the near future and for 
many years to come. 

Samuel Hart, 

President . 



librarian's Kcport 



Mr. President and Members of the Society : 

THE LIBRARIAN in presenting his annual report can only 
repeat, with if possible more emphasis than in previous 
reports, what he has already said of the condition of the 
Society as regards funds and room. The necessity for a large 
increase in both of these becomes more pressing from 3-ear to 
year. As our Treasurer recently remarked to me, "We are 
growing poorer every year." The yearly available receipts are 
not sufficient to pay the present regular expenses and it is 
necessar}" to draw upon the invested funds of the Society to 
make up the balance. This method of meeting our bills must 
come to an end sooner or later, the question to be solved is 
when and how. 

Our expenditures for incidentals, for binding and for the 
purchase of new^ books are kept down to the lowest figure con- 
sistent wdth any attempt to maintain our present position as an 
historical and genealogical library. Many things are of ne- 
cessity left undone because of the inability of the Librarian to 
find time and opportunity to attend to them, while lack of 
funds precludes the idea of an assistant. 

The obligation to issue volumes of historical material that is 
implied in the receipt of an appropriation from the State ne- 
cessitates a large amount of work which falls to the lot of the 
Librarian as chairman of the Publication Committee, although 
it can hardly be looked on as strictly library work. For some 
years a new volume of Collections has been issued every second 
year. 

The shelving that has been added in our library room within 
the last three years is now nearly filled, and by another ye:ir 
the space on the .shelves will again be badly crowded. The 
condition in our small storeroom continues to grow worse. 
Volumes, particularly of bound newspapers, are piled upon the 
floor until there is scarcely passage room between the piles. 



In the cellar several thousand volumes are stored, consisting in 
part of unsold copies of our Collections. While it is believed 
that these books are perfectly safe in their present location, 
yet there is always liability of injury through a bursting pipe 
or some similarly unexpected cause. 

By a recent fire a number of unbound volumes of our Col- 
lections which had been left in storage at the printers' were 
slightly damaged. Fortunately the damage is in part covered 
by insurance. 

In January the Wadsworth Athenaeum again renewed its 
appropriation of $400 to this Society to be expended in the 
purchase of books to be shelved in this library. This makes a 
total of $2,075 appropriated for this purpose, of which $252.78 
remains unexpended. Since the last report $436.74 has been 
expended in the purchase of 151 books and 17 pamphlets. 
Adding these to the number previously reported, shows a total 
of 580 books and 80 pamphlets now in the library, and credited 
to the Athenaeum fund. The additions during the past year 
are as follows : 

Adams, A. N. Descendants of J. and W. Adams. Rutland. 1S94. 

Adams, E. G. Historical discourse, Templeton, Mass. Boston. 1S57. 

Alden, J. E. Eaton family of Dedham, Mass. Dedham. 1900. 

Angell, A. F. Genealogy of descendents of T. Angell. Providence. 
1S72. 

Atwater, E. E. History of colony of New Haven, Conn. Meriden. 
1902. 

[Ball, N. R.] Maternal ancestrv' of Washington. Washington. 1SS5. 

Ball, T. H. F. Ball's descendants. Crown T'oint. 1902. 

Banta, T. M. Year book of the Holland .Society for 1S97. 

Bergen, T. G. Genealogy of Lefferts family. Albany. 1S7S. 

Blake, F. E. Blake family in England. Boston. iSoi. 

Bolton, C. K., t-d. Letters of Hugh, Earl Percy, 1774-1776. Boston. 
1902. 

Boyd, W. P. History of Boyd family. Conesus. 1SS4. 

Brown, D. A. History of Penacook, X. H. Concord. 1002. 

Browne, G. W, Proprietors records of Tyng township, X. H. Man- 
chester. 1 90 1. 

Caldwell, A. Caldwell records. Boston. 1^73- 

Caverly, R. B. Annals of the P.odleys. Eowell. iSSo. 

Cavcrly, R. B. Genealogy of Caverly family. Lowell. iSSo. 

Centennial of Machias, Me. Machias. i^()3. 

Cheesman, S. Leach family record. Albany. iSo"^. 

Chester. J. L. Ancestry of G. Washington. Boston. ic?()(^ 

Clapp family meetii-.g. Bttston. 1S70. 



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Cochrance, H. II. History of Monmouth and Wales, Me. East Win- 
throp. 1S94. 2 vols. 

Cornell, J. Genealog-y of Cornell family. New York. 1(/j2. 

Crayon, J. P. Rockaway records of Morris Co., X. J... families. Rock- 
away. 1902. 

Currier, J. J. History of Newbur}-. Mass. Boston. 1902. 

DeVoe, T. F. Genealogy of DeVoe family. 1.5S5. 

Diary of J. Fitch, 1776. New York, T903. 

Diary of J. Hempstead, 1711-1755. Providence. 1901. 

Dodge. J. W. Histor}- of Congregational church, Yarmouth, Mass. Yar- 
mouth Port. 1S73. 

Doggett, S. B. History of Doggett-Daggett family. Boston. I^94. 

Early, S. S, History of family of Early. Albany. 1S96. 

Early records of town of Portsmouth, R. I. Providence. 1901. 

Easton, \Y. S. Descendants of J. Easton. St. Paul. 1S99. 

Family of J. D. Brinkerhoff. New ^"ork. 13S7.' 

Field, E. Tax lists of Providence, R. I., 16S6-16S9. Providence. t>95. 

First church in Newton, Mass., 225th anniversary. Boston. i>90. 

Fletcher, E. H. T. Hatch and his descendants. New York. 1S79. 

Foot, J. J. Historical notes of \Yest Brookfleld, Mass. \Yest Brookheld. 

1S43. 

Gerard. C. B. Descendants of R. Chapman. Newburgh. 1S76. 

[GerOuld, S. L.] Genealogy of G. Gerould family. Bristol. 18^5. 

Gould, W. Portland, Me., in the past. Portland. 1SS6. 

Grant, A. Roberts family of Windham, Me. Chicago. 

Great seal of Massachusetts. i3S5. 

Green, S. A. Groton historical series. Groton. 1SS7-99. 4 vols. 

Gridley, A. D. Histor}- of town of Kirkland, N. Y. New York. i>74. 

Groves, J. A. Alstons and Allstons of North and South Carolina. At- 
lanta, 1901. 

Gumaer, P. E. History of Deerpark, N. Y. Port Jervis. 1S90. 

Haines, R. Ancestry of Haines [and other families]. Camden. 1902. 

Harris, E, D. Genealogical record of T. ]5ascom. Boston. 1S70. 

Harwood, W. H. Harwood genealogy. Potsdam. iS79- 

Headley, J. T. Chaplains and clergy of the Revolution. Springtield.' 
1S61. 

Holden, A. W. History of Queensbury, N. Y. Albany. i?74- • 

Hollingsworth, W. B. Hollingsworth genealogy. Baltimore. I^^4. 

Hooker, J. Account of reunion of descendants of T. Hooker. Salem. 
1S90. 

Hull J. T. Seige and capture of Fort Loyall, Me. Portland. i>'^5. 

Jarvis. L. C. Sketches of church life in colonial Connecticut. New 
Haven. 1902. 

Keyser, C. S. Keyser family. Philadelphia. 1S59. 

Kimball. G. S., ^v/. Correspondence of colonial governors of Rhode 
Island. Boston. 1902. 2 vols. 

Kimball family news. Topoka. lotx). 

Kneeland, S. F. Kneeland familv. New York. 1S97. 



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Lapham, W. B. Bradbury memorial, Portland. 1S90. 

Lapham, W. B, Lapham family register. Aujjusta. 1S73. 

Lazell, T. S. Whiting genealogy. Boston. 1902. 

McLellan, H, D. History of Gorham, Me. I'ortland. 1903. 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 1SS4-1S95. Portland. S 
vols. 

Meginness, J. F, Origin and history of Magennis family. Williamsport. 
1S91. 

Memoirs of Col. William Edwards, 1770-1851. 

Merrill, J. L. History of Acworth, N. H. Acworth. 1S69. 

Metcalf genealogy. Cleveland. iSSS. 

Minutes of the council of Delaware, 1776-1792. Wilmington. 1SS7. 

Moore, J. E. Memorial of Moore, Hitchings and Livingstone. Lewis- 
ton. 1S98. 

Morgan, A. History of Morgan family. New York. 

Morrison, L, A. History of Morrison family. Boston. iSSo. 

]Munsell, J. Annals of Albany, N. Y., 2d ed. Albany. 1S69-71. 4 vols. 

Nantucket Historical Association, papers, Nos. r, 2. 1S96-9S. 

Nason, E. Howe family gathering. Boston. 1S71. 

Norwalk, Conn., after 250 years. South Norwalk. 

Owen, D. E. Old times in Saco, Me. Saco. 1891. 

Parker, B. F. History of Wolfeborough, X. H. 1901. 

Pearson, J. History of Schenectady, N. Y., patent. Albany. 18S3. 

Pierce, E, W. Life of G. Dean with genealogies. New Bedford. [1SS3.] 

Poole, PL A., & G. W. History of Poland, Me. Mechanic P'alls. 1S90. 

Proclamations for thanksgiving. Albany. 1S5S. 

Ramsdell & Colburn. History of Milford, N. H. Concord. 1901. 

Records of church in Brattle Square, Boston, 1902. 

Rogers, J. S. J. Rogers and his descendants. Boston. 1902. 

Romeyn, T. B. Historical discourse P'irst Reformed (Dutch) church, 
Hackensack, N. J. New York. 1S70. 

Salter, E. History of Monmouth and Ocean cos., N. J. Bayonne. 1S90. 

vSchoonmaker, M. History of Kingston, N. Y. New York. iS?5. 

vSellers, E. J. Genealogy of Kollock family. Philadelphia. 1S97. 

Settlement of Newtown, Mass. Boston. 1S52. 

Smith, S. History of the colony of New Jersey. Burlington. 1765. 
Reprinted: Trenton. 1S97. 

Smith, T. E. V. City of New York in 17S9. New York. 1SS9. 

South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine, 1900-1901. Charles- 
town. 2 vols. 

Southern Historical Society, papers, 1S76-1901. Richmond. 26 vols. 

Stackpole, E. S. Old Kittery, Me., and her families. Lewiston. 1903. 

Stinchfield, J. C. History of Leeds, Me. [Lewiston. 1901.] 

Tapley, H. S. Genealogy of Tapley family. Danvers. rhxk 

Thompson, J. P. History of 2d Co. Governor's Foot Guard of Connec- 
ticut. New Haven. 1S99. 

Tiernan, C. B. Tiernan family in Maryland. P.altimoro. iSv)^"^- 

Toner, J. M., lJ, DaiTy journals of G. Washington. 1751-1752. Albany. 

lSt)2. 



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Toner, J. M. Wills of American ancestors of G. Washington. Boston. 

1S91. 
Town of Weston, Mass., tax lists, 1757-1827. Boston. 1S97. 
Tuttle, C. W. Capt. F. Champerclowne: The Dutch conquest of Acadia. 

Boston. 1SS9. 
Vanderpool, G. B. Ely ancestry. New York. 1902. 
Van Rensselaer, C. Historical discourse at centennial of battle of Lake 

George. Philadelphia. 1S56. 
Vital records of Ashford, Mass, Boston. 1902. 
Vital records of Hinsdale, Mass. Boston. 1902. 
Vital records of Leicester, Mass. Worcester. 1003. 
Vital records of Medfield, Mass. Boston. 1903. 
Vital records of Peru, Mass. Boston. 1902. 
Vital records of Princeton, Mass. Worcester. 1903. 
Vital records of'Walpole, Mass. Boston. 1902. 
Vital records of Westborough, Mass. W^orcester. 1902. 
Ward, PL A. Annals of Richfield, N. Y. Utica. 1S9S. 
Webber, L. Descendants of A. Webber. Portland. 1S97. 
Whitmore, W. H. Descendants of J. Ayres. ]}o5ton. 1S70. 
Wilbur, L. Early history of Vermont. Jerico. 1S99. 3 vols. 
Willcomb, O. C, Genealogy of Willcomb family. Lynn. 1902. 
Wingate, C. E. History of Wingate family. Hxeter. 1SS6. 
Winship, J. P. C. Llistorical Brighton, Mass.. vol. i. 15oston. 1S99. 
Wood, N. E. History of first Baptist church, Boston. Philadelphia, 

1S99. 
Worden, W. A. Ancestors of J. Warden. Worcester. 1901. 
Youngman, D. Genealogy of Youngman family. P)Oston. 1SS2. 

Our publications during the year have been two in number. 
First, the annual report, a pamphlet of 50 pages, which in ad- 
dition to the usual matter relating to the vSociety contains a 
list of our paintings with such information as is known of the 
history of each. Since the publication of this list a few errors 
have been discovered in it and a number of additional notes 
relating to the history of the pictures have been gathered. 
The ninth volume of our series of Collections was issued in 
January. Its title "Rolls of Connecticut Men in the French 
and Indian War, 1 755-1 762, \'ol. I., 1 755-1 757," describes its 
contents. In form it is a cloth-bound octavo volume of 354 
pages. The index contains 1^,000 names and place references, 
including the names of above 9,000 individuals. A second 
volume to be published later will contain the records of service 
for 175S to 1762. 

The early correspondence and papers of the Society cover- 
ing the period from 1839 to 1S53, ^^^^^ comprising about 400 



documents, have been collected and arranged and mounted in 
threejhandsome blank books. They contain much that is of in- 
terest relating to the Society's early history. 

Ninety-one family genealogies have been added to our col- 
lection during the year, bringing the total number now on our 
shelves up to 1,361. One genealog}^ has disappeared and there 
is little doubt but that it was deliberately stolen from our 
library last November. 

Like almost all prices to-day, the price of books is rising. 
Within the last two or three years there has been a marked 
increase in the price at which new works in the lines of gene- 
alog3" and local history are published. While the prices of 
the rarities which it is occasionally desirable to add to the 
library are increasing by leaps and bounds. Consequently, 
even with the greatest care in its expenditure, a given sum 
will not produce equal results now with what it would a few 
years ago. 

During the year 1 10 volumes have been bound, mostly in 
"half morocco," at an average cost of Si. 07 each, eight 
volumes have been repaired at an everage cost of 60 cents 
each, and 247 pamphlets have been separately bound in cloth 
at a cost of 17 cents each. 

The accessions during the year have been by donation 350 
volumes, 232 pamphlets and 36 miscellaneous; by exchange, 
two volumes and eight pamphlets; by purchase, 57 volumes, 
including 19 credited to the Book Fund; 33 pamphlets and 
six miscellaneous. The purchases made on the Athenaeum 
account consist of 151 volumes and 17 pamphlets. Adding 
these gives a total of 560 volumes, 290 pamphlets and 42 mis- 
cellaneous; or a grand total of 892 pieces exclusive of the 
manuscripts. 

The number of readers during the year was 4,310, an in- 
crease of 264 over last year. The largest number came in 
March, when 430 used our library. 

The manuscripts received during the year are as follows: 

Mrs. Sh-phen Bull, Hartford. 

Ball family papers, deeds, etc., about 60 documents. 
J^nncs L. Bonu'tt, U'csf Hartford. 

Hyde, Milton C. A partial record of one branch oi the Hyde family. 
Ludlow [1S90.J Copy, with index added. 



George M. Curtis, Meriden. 

"Connecticut and parts adjacent. Engraved, printed and sold at New- 
Haven," about 1779, Copy from the original map in the British 
Museum. 

Thomas H. Day, Hartford. 

Volume of records of the Union Company for improving the Connecticut 
river, 1S01-1S62, 

William H. GocJier, Hartford. 

Survey of land to Nathaniel Arnold by a committee of the "Ancient Pro- 
prietors" of Hartford, 1754. 

Miss Jane Goldt/nvaite, Hartford. 

Box of genealogical manuscript, copies, notes, etc, the work of Miss 
Charlotte Goldthwaite, 

C. F. Jackson, Rockville. 

Three leaves of an orderly book kept at Fort Edward, June 12-20, Nov. 
6-14, 175S. 

lohn E. Morris, Hartford. 

Records of the Town Hill church, New Hartford, Conn,, 1739-1.S54. Copy. 

Charles H. Oxven, Hartford. 

Note books of Oliver Boardman. 

Francis H. Parker, Hartford. 

Saybrook, Conn., records, Town Acts, vol. i, 1667-1699, Copy made for 
F, W. Chapman, 

Francis Parsons, Hartford. 

Bound volume and box of documents; the business records of the Hartford 
• .;, Female Seminary, 

Mrs. A)ina Morris Perry, Marietta, Ohio. 

Documents relating to French and Indian and Revolutionary Wars, 

Frederick IV. Prince, Hartford. 

Muster roll of Capt. Jonathan Heart's company, May, 1782. Copy. 

Mrs. Mary L. C. Smith. Hartford. 

Grififin, S, G, Sketch of the early history of the town of Nelson. N. H. 
Copied from The Nelson Clarion of 1S70-1S71. 

Exchange, 

Invasion of the Putnam Phalanx. - Poem by >[. C. W, 

On the seventeenth and eighteenth of last June that most 
dignified of our American hereditary societies, the National 
Society of the Cincinnati, held a triennial meeting in Hartford. 
The courtesies of this Society's rooms were by special vote 
extended to the members of the Cinciiniati present on the occa- 
sion. At that time a special exhibit consisting of the follow- 
ing books and manuscripts was placed in our show cases: 



printp:d documents, general society. 

A 1 Circular Letter, | addressed ] To the State Societies | of the | Cincinnati, 
I by I The Cieneral Meeting, | Convened at Philadelphia, May 3, 17S4. | To- 
gether with I The Institution, | As altered and amended. | Philadelphia: | 

I - - M,DCC,LXXXIV. I S' 6 pp. 

Proceedings | of the | Cincinnati, ] by their | Delegates | in | General-Meet- 
ing convened j at i Philadelphia, May, 17S7; | being the second general-meet- 
ing. I Philadelphia: | m,dcc,lxxxvii. | F. 17 pp. 

Proceedings | of the | Cincinnati, | by their | Delegates [ in | General-Meet- 
ing convened ] at | Philadelphia, — May, 1790; | being the third general-meet- 
ing. I New York: ] | m.dcc.xc. | F. 7 pp. 

Proceedings | of the | Cincinnati. [ by their | Delegates | in an | Extra Gen- 
eral-Meeting convened | at | Philadelphia, the first Monday of May, 1791. | 
Philadelphia: | - - - | | M.DCC.xci. F. 6 pp. 

Proceedings [ of the | General Society of the Cincinnati, | at [ the Triennial 
General Meeting | of 1799, and | an adjourned general meeting. [ held | in the 
city of Philadelphia, | in May, iSoo. [ Philadelphia: | | iS(X). \ 4° 15 pp. 

The I Institution | of the ] Society | of the | Cincinnati. |---1---|--| 
I - - - I Boston: | | 1S02. | S" i plate 15 pp. 

Considerations | on the | Society or Order | of | Cincinnati; | lately instituted 

I - - - (eleven lines) - - - | By Cassius. | | | | Hartford: | | 

- - I - - - I 12" 23 pp. 

Observations | on a | late pamphlet | entitled | "Considerations on the So- 
ciety or I Order of the Cincinnati," | - - - (six lines) - - - | By an Obscure Indi- 
vidual. I - - - (eight lines) Hartford: | - - - 1 .m,dcc,lxxxiv. | 

The Institution | of the | Society of the Cincinnati | (Fac simile of original 
manuscript and autograph signatures.) large S° 3 pp. 

Proceedings | of the | Triennial Meeting | of the | General Society of the 
Cincinnati, | held at | Princeton, N. J. | May 14th and 15th, 1SS4 | 4" 16 pp. 

The Society | of the | Cincinnati. | With its institution, and extracts from the 
I proceedings of its general meetings. | Printed for private distribution. | 1SS4. 
I large S° 72 pp. 

Proceedings ] of j The General Society j of the | Cincinnati. | 1784-1584. | 
Philadelphia: | - - - | 1SS7. | large 3° 25S pp. 

The I General Society of the Cincinnati, | 18S7. | Instituted roth May. 1783. 
1 large 8' [4] pp. 

The Cincinnati | in the | Centennial Celebration ] of the | Inauguration of 
the Government of the United States | under the Constitution. | and of | 
George Washington | as President. | [New York] April, 1889. | large 8" 
I plate 90 pp. 



24 

PRINTED DOCUMENTS, CONNECTICUT SOCIETY. 
An I Oration, | Delivered at the North Churcli in Hartford. | at the meeting 

of the j Connecticut Society | of the | Cincinnati, | July 4th, 1757. | ] 

I By Joel Barlow, Esquire. | Hartford: [ | sm. 4' 20 pp. 

An I Oration, | spoken before the Society of the | Cincinnati, | of the state of 
1 Connecticut, | Met in Hartford, on the 4th of July, 1792. | By Theodore 
Dwig^ht, Esquire. | Printed at Hartford, | j MDCCXCII, | S' iS pp. 

An Oration, | delivered before the society of | Cincinnati, | Hartford. July 4, 

1794. I By Elijah Waterman. | | | | - - - j Printed at Hartford, | 

- - - I MDCCXCiv. I 8' 20 pp. 

An ! Oration, | - | - - | pronounced before the | Connecticut Society | of [ 
Cincinnati, ] convened at Hartford, - - | - [ - | - - | on the j 4th of fuiy, 179S. | 
By Thomas Day, | Printed at Litchfield by T. Collier. | S 23 pp. 

An I Oration, |--| |---|--| pronounced \ before the Connecticut So- 

I ciety of | Cincinnati, [ assembled, at New-Haven, - - - | - . | . - | July the 
'4th, 1799. I By Zachariah Lewis, | | New-Haven: | | 1799. | S 27 pp. 

An I Oration, | delivered at New-Haven on the 7th of July, | A. D. iSoi. | 

before the Society of the Cincinnati, | for the State of Connecticut, - | | - - 

I - - I By Theodore Dwight. j j I - - - | Hartford: | | iSoi. | 

8' 43 pp. 

An I Oration, j delivered at Hartford on the 6th of July, | A. D. 1S02. | be- 
fore the society of the | Cincinnati, I for the | State of Connecticut, | | 

I By Benjamin Silliman. | | | |---| Hartford: | i 1S02. | 

8' 34 pp. 

An I Oration, | pronounced at | Hartford, | before the society of the | Cin- 
cinnati, I for the state of Connecticut, | - - - | - | - - | July 4th, 1S04. | By 
Junius Smith. ( Hartford: | | 1S04. | S' 27 pp. 

A I Valedictory Discourse, | delivered | before the Cincinnati of Connecticut, 
I In Hartford, July 4th, 1S04, | at the | dissolution of the Society, ] By D[avidJ 
Humphreys, | | | | Boston. \ | 1S04. | S' Co pp. 

An I Essay | on the | Life | of the j Honorable ^^lajor-General | Israel Put- 
nam: I Addressed to the State Society of the Cincinnati | in Connecticut. | By 
Col. David Humphreys. | Hartford: | i m.dcc.lxxxviii. | 12' 1S7 pp. 

Connecticut Society of the Cincinnati | 17S3-1S04. | Compiled by Rev. A. N. 
Lewis, New Haven, Conn., March 19, 1S90. j S [4] pp. 

Procecding-s | of the | Society of the Cincinnati | in the ] state of Connecticut 
1 at a I special meeting | held at New Haven, January ist, 1S95. | [Title on 
outer cover.] large 8 " 9 pp. 

MANUSCRIPTS, 

The "Institution" of the Connecticut Cincinnati with the autographs oi all 
the original members. 

Call for the first General Meeting of the Cincinnati. Deo, 28. 1783; signed 
by Gen, George Washington and addressed to >hii,-Gen, Huntington. President 
of the Connecticut society. 



" Extracts from the Minutes of the General Meeting of the Cincinnati holden 
at Philadelphia May 1734." " P Jon^ Trumbull Jur Secretary P T." 

Letter from Ezra Stiles, Vale Colleg;e July 24, 17S4, accepting membership 
in the Connecticut society. 

Circular letter from Henry Knox, Secretary, New York Nov. i, 17S7, to the 
Connecticut society. 

Report of the extra General Meeting, May 17S3, signed by the delegates 
attending; addressed to the Connecticut society. 

Original draft of the petition of the Connecticut society to the General 
Assembly for incorporation, Oct. 1S03. 

Letter from Col. John Trumbull, Lebanon Jan. 19, 1S07, relative to hi= 
painting of Washington which was purchased about this time by former mem- 
bers of the Connecticut society and presented to Yale College; addressed to 
(ien. Jedediah Huntington. 

Membership certificate of Lieut. Nathan PI. Whiting, July 7, 17S6. 

Membership certificate of Lieut. -Col. de Fleury. a member of the Cincinnati 
in France, Jan. i, 17S9. (Loaned.) 

Letter of Vicomte de Fleury describing his services in the Revolution and 
mentioning his commission as Lieut. -Col., Feb. 25, 177S; addressed to Hon. 
Henry Laurens. (Loaned.) 

Membership certificate of Capt. David Cook, May 5, 17S4. (Loaned.) 

During the winter the American History section of the 
printed catalogue cards now being prepared for the use of 
libraries throughout the country by the Library of Congress 
was forwarded to us. A selection of cards to catalogue about 
1500 works was made. This may be regarded as somewhat of 
an experiment. Whether or not it will be continued cannot 
now be stated. 

Again the Society is indebted to its First Vice-President. 
James J. Goodwin, for his continued interest in increasing the 
value of our library. Besides continuing his subscriptions to 
the publications noted in the last report he has during the \ear 
presented to the Society the most valuable printed volume that 
it owns. This is a complete cop}' of the first printed edition of 
the colony's statutes entitled, "The | Book of the General | 
Laws I For the People within the Jurisdiction of Connecticut: 

I Collected out of the Records of the General Court, I Lately 
Revised, and with some Emendations and Additions Hstaii- 
lished and Pub- | lished by the Authority of the General Court 
of Connecticut, | holden at Hartford in October, 1672. | | | i 

I I ' Cambridge: | Printed by Samuel Green. 1673, | Only 



eight copies of this work can now be located, all of them in 
libraries or public institutions, of which at least five are incom- 
plete. At the time of the formal presentation of the volume, 
Nov. 4, 1902, six of the eight known copies were exhibited in 
one case in our hall, five of them having been loaned for the 
evening by their custodians. On that occasion the Librarian 
read a paper on "The Connecticut Law Book of 1673" from 
which the following description of the Society's copy is ex- 
tracted: 

In a way, the most interesting, historically, of the known copies is the one 
which has just been presented to this society. At the top of the title is written 
in the characteristic hand of Secretary John Allyn "For Mr. Sam — ," the re- 
mainder of the name is torn off. But turning to the last page of the book, we 
find it covered with writing which comparison identities as that of Magistrate 
Samuel Wyllys of Plartford. 

So the Connecticut Historical Society now owns the copy of the 1673 Con- 
necticut laws which was given by John Allyn, the secretary of the colony, one 
of the committee appointed to prepare these laws for the press, and author and 
signer of the preface, to Mr. Samuel Wyllys, also one of the committee to pre- 
pare the laws for the press and one of the committee of two to compare the 
printed copy with the original manuscript and see that any printer's errors were 
corrected. Wyllys, wlio was graduated at Harvard in 1653, was for thirty-six 
years a magistrate or assistant of Connecticut, was repeatedly moderator of the 
General Court, and for four years was one of the Connecticut Commissioners' 
for the United Colonies. On the grounds in front of his residence stood the 
famous charter oak. He died in 1709. » 

The recent history of the volume begins about 1S75, when William J. Par- 
sons, an attorney of St. Paul, Minn., brought this book with others to the ofrice 
of General John B. Sanborn, also an attorney of that city, for the purpose of 
raising some money, which he said he must have immediately. General San- 
born advanced the money and took the books. No agreement was made at the 
time as to whether the transaction was a loan or a sale. Mr. Parsdns never 
paid back the money or asked for the books. He died some twenty years ago. 
The present whereabouts of his faniily, if any of them are now living, is not 
known. Mr. Sanborn retained the book until it came into the possession of 
this Society. 

This copy is complete and in practically perfect condition. Not a letter is 
wanting. But the outer upper corner of the title page has been torn otf, carry- 
ing away about two and three-fourths inches of the border line surrounding the 
title, and a small hole in the lower part of the title takes out about half an inch of 
another divisional line. There is also a small smudge of ink on the title which 
blots out a part of the cut of the colony seal. The book is in its original bind- 
ing, but the blank leaves at the back have been cut away, only the stubs of 
twentv of them remaining. The leaves measure 10-^4 by o-'^. inches. 



A few years ago a friend of the Society's donated the sum 
of S400 to be known as a Book Fund, the principal to always 
remain as a permanent fund and the income to be expended in 
the purchase of books for the library. It was voted that this 
sum should be allowed to increase until it should amount to 
S500, which amount should be established as the present prin- 
cipal of the fund. This sum has been reached, together with 
about $100 of accrued income. It was hoped both by the 
donor and by the Societ}^ that the sum already given would 
act as a magnet and attract to itself other donations that would 
largely increase the fund. Thus far these hopes have not been 
realized. The first purchases upon the account of this fund 
have been made during the year, the sum expended being 
S99.17. The following is a list of the books purchased. I am 
sure that no one will be more pleased to note these purchases 
than will the donor of the fund, whose name, by particular 
request, is w^ithheld. 

Adams, J. N. Descendants of J. and W. Adams. Rutland. 1S94. 

Aspinwall, A. A. Aspinwall genealogy. Rutland. [1901.] 

Cape, G. Genealogy of the Smedley family. Lancaster. 190I. 

Doane, A. A. Doane family. Boston. IQ02. 

Everett, E. F. Descendants of R. Everett. Boston. 1902. 

Genealogy of the Vail family. New York. 1902. 

Hinchman, L. S. Early settlers of Nantucket. Philadelphia. 1901. 

Kellogg, L. C. Flistory of Bernardston, Mass. Greenfield. 1902. 

Lincoln, \V. Genealogy of the Waldo family. Worcester. 1902. 2 vols. 

^L1y, J. J. Danforth genealogy. Boston. 1902. 

Reed, W. F. Descendants of Thomas Durfee, vol. i. Washington. 

1902. 
[Rix, W. F.] History and genealogy of the Eastman family. Concord. 

1901. 2 vols. 
Thwing, W. E. Livermore family of America. Boston, 1902. - 
Towne, E. E. Descendants of William Towne. Newtonville. loor. 
Trumbull, J. R. History of Northampton, Mass., vol. 2. North;\mpton. 

1902. 
Wildey, A. C. Genealogy of descendants of W. Chesebrough. New 

York. 1903. 
Wright. T. A. Records of the Reformed Dutch church. New York, Bap- 
^ tisnis, 1731-1S00. New York. 1902. 

Among interesting and important publications received dur- 
ing the year the following may be mentioned: Diary of Joshu.i 
Hempstead of New London, 1711-175S. issued by the New 



London County Historical Society, which is filled with inter- 
esting and curious entries. Haddam Congregational Church, 
2ooth Anniversary, containing the church's records. The 
third and last volume of the History of Enfield, edited by our 
corresponding member Francis Olcott Allen of Philadelphia. 
This great work consists of a copy or compilation of all the 
public records of or relating to the town down to 1850 and fills 
2,650 royal octavo pages besides 275 pages of index. The 
first register of Saint Mary's Church, Bocking, Essex, Eng- 
land, privately printed by our Vice-President James J. Good- 
win in an edition of fifty copies. From this parish came a 
large number of the first settlers along the Connecticut river, 
particularly of Hartford settlers. The extreme dates covered 
by the volume are 1 558-1 639. Two of our members, Carl and 
Ellen Battell Stoeckel, have issued the first volume of Maj.- 
Gen. John Sedgwick, a brave Connecticut officer. The Mas- 
sachusetts Historical Society has printed the third and fourth 
volumes of Trumbull papers, comprising the correspondence 
of Gov. Jonathan Trumbull of Connecticut, 1 777-1 783. A 
memoir, with portraits, of our late president Dr. C. J. Hoadly 
prepared by W. N. C. Carlton, librarian of Trinit}- College, 
has been issued by the Acorn Club, which has also issued an 
historical paper by Dr. Hoadly, The Warwick Patent. The 
publishers. Beers & Co. of Chicago, have presented the new 
biographical histories of Middlesex and New Haven Counties. 
George B. Thayer has made a valuable addition to our collec- 
tion of early music books. Some articles of considerable in- 
terest were presented by Mrs. Jane T. Smith who secured 
them for the Society from ]\Iiss Dox. They are a string of 
blue and white shell beads or wampum that belonged to Red 
Jacket chief of the Seneca Indians and after his death came by 
inheritance to Mrs. Caroline (Parker) Mount Pleasant; also 
five silver brooches that belonged to the squaws and daughters 
of the chiefs of Red Jacket's clan (the Wolf). They were 
presented by Mrs. Mount Pleasant to Miss Virginia Dox. 

Appended will be found some items of interest relating to 
the Society's collection of documents of the early Congresses 
of the United States. Respectfully, 

Albert C. Batp:s, 

Librarian. 



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INVESTMENTS 

HELD BY THE CONNECTICUT HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 

GENERAL FUND. 



5 shares Hartford National Bank, 
15 shares Phcenix National Bank, 
i() shares City Bank, Hartford, 
I.) shares Pitts., Ft. Wayne & C. R. R. Co., 
40 shares Atchison, Top. & Santa Fe R. R., 
2u shares Southern Railway, preferred, 
15 shares St. Louis & San Fran. R. R., ist pref, 
Deposit with Society for Savings, - 

I Bond Syracuse Coal and Salt Co., - 



PUBLICATION FUND 

20 shares Clev. & Pitts. R. R. Co., - 
10 shares Union Pacific R. R., preferred, - 
Deposit with the Society for Savings, 
Deposit with Charter Oak National Bank 
2 Bonds Syracuse Coal and Salt Co., 



BOOK FUND. 
Deposit with the Society for Savings, - 

CHARLES J. HOADLY FUND. 

Deposit with Mechanics Savings Bank, - - $219 13 — S219 13 

John E. Morris, T/cdsurt-r. 
Hartford, May i, 1903. 



Par 
Value. 


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■ 1,500 00 


123 


1,345 00 


- 1,600 00 


90 


1.440 00 


- 1,000 00 


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97 


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$6,634 70 


- $506 33 





$506 33 



I have compared above statements of funds, and find securities in the hands 
'f the Treasurer. 

J. G. Woodward. Auditor. 



Ulcmbers of t{]e Socictij. 



Zlamcs, Hcsibcnce, anh Date of Gbniissiou. 



Those in Italics are Life Members. 

Allen, Mrs. Carrie White, Hartford, Xov. 4, igo2. 

Allen, Jeremiah Mervin, Hartford, April 2, 1SS9. 

Allen, Normand Francis, Hartford, Nov. 4, 1902. 

Alton, Charles D., M.X>., Hartford, Nov. 1.3, iSSS. 

Alvord, Samuel Morgan, Hartford, April 7, 1903. 

Anderson, Joseph, D. D., Waterbury.May 27, 1903. 

Andrews, Myron Allen, West Hartford, Jan. 10, 1S93, 

Andrus, Henry F., Hartford, Nov. 13, 1S94., 

Atkins, Roswell, Bristol, Xov. 11, 1S90. 

Atwood, Rev. Eugene F., Bloomfield, Dec. 3, iSSg. 

Bacon, William Plumb, New Britain, March 4, 1902. 

Bailey, Rev. Frederic William, New Haven, March 3, 1S90. 

Baker, Mrs. Josephine R., Hartford, Nov. 13, 1S94. 

Baldzuin, Simeon Eben, New Haven, April 4, 1899. 

Barbour, Lucius A., Hartford, April 6, 1SS6. 

Bates, Albert Carlos, East Granby, July 2, 1SS9. 

Beach, George Watson, Hartford, Oct. 7. 1S90, 

Beach, Mary Elizabeth. West Hartford, Oct, i, 1S95. 

Belknap, Leverett, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1S92. 

Bevin, Mrs. Jane C. Loom.is, East Hampton, Jan. 4, 1900. 

Bingham, Edwin Henry, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1S93. 

Birdsey, Eli Coe, Meriden, Oct. 2, 1S94. 

Bissell, F. Clarence, Willimantic, Feb. 2, 1S97. 

Blanchard, Joseph L., Hartford, March i, 1S92. 

Bliss, Mrs. Emily H. Loomis, Hartford. Jan. 4, 1900. 

Bliss, Francis E., Hartford, April 2, 1S95. 

Bliss, Walter, Hartford, April 2, iS()5. 

Boardman, Thomas J., Hartford, March i, 1S92. 

Boardman, William Francis Joseph, Hartford, May 29, iSSS. 1 

Boardman, William G., Hartford. March i, 1S92. 1 

Bond, Henry Kichardsdn, New London, Dec. 4. 1S94. j 

Bowen, Clarence Winthrop. Woodstock, May 2, 1SS2. I 

BoTcers, /J:.'ii^n'it E., New Ilavcn, Jan. 3, rSgo. . j 

l>oyd, Edward Steele, Woodbury. Feb. 5, rooi. ' 

Brainard, Homer Worthin^ton, Hartford, Nov. 13, 1S94. | 

Brainard, Lucy Abigail, Hartford. Feb. 4, iSyo^ ,,^ ' 

Bridi^man, I/cnry JI., Nortolk, Anril 7, 1903. 



IJriggs, Warren R., Stratford, April 7, 1903. 

Brooks, Isaac W., Torrington, May 5, 1S91. 

Browne, John D., Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

liuck, John Ilalsey, Hartford, Jan. 4, 1S9S. 

Buck, John R., Hartford, March 4, 1890. 

Bulkcley, Mis. Fannie Briggs HoitgJiton, Hartford, May i, 1S94. 

Bitlkeley, Morgan Gardner, Hartford, May i, 1S94. 

Bunce, Jonathan Brace, Hartford, May 26, 1S96. 

Burbank, Katharine, Plartford, April 7, 1S91, 

Burnham, Julia, Hartford, Jan. 4, 1S9S. 

Burnham, Mrs. Mary B., Hartford, Jan. 4, 1S9S. 

Burton, Mrs, Martha Whiting-, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1S93. 

Cady, Ernest, Hartford, Oct. 3, 1893. 

Calhoun, David Samuel, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Calhoun, Mrs. Eliza Scott, Hartford, Nov. 10, 1S96. 

Camp, Charles Lewis Nichols, New Haven, April 5, 1S9S. 

Camp, David N., New Britain, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Capen, J. Cleveland, Bloomfield, Feb. 4, 1902. 

Carter, Howard W., Norfolk, May 6, 1S90. 

Castle, Harry Allen, Plainville, Feb. 6, 1894. 

Catlin, Abijah, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Catlin, William H., Meriden, Nov. 5, 1S95. 

Champlin, William Hamilton, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1890. 

Cheney, Louis Richmond, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1S95. 

Clark, Charles Hopkins, Hartford, May 25, 1875. 

Clark, George Henry, S. T. D., Hartford, May 17, 1864. 

Clark, Mary, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1S93. 

Clark, William B., Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Coe, Levi Elmore, Meriden, Jan. 8, 1S95. 

Coit, Robert, New London, Nov. 13, 1894. 

CoUins, Atwood, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Cone, James Brewster, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1884. 

Cone. Mary Clarissa, Hartford, March 3, 1896. 

Converse, Alfred Woods, Windsor Locks, July 11. 1S93. 

Cooley, Charles P., Hartford, Jan. 3, 1899. 

Cooley, Francis Rexford, Hartford. May 3, 1892. 

Corbin, Mrs. Fannie Harrison. New Haven. Nov. 4, 1902. 

Cornwall, Horace, Hartford. June 2, 1S74. 

Curtis. Mrs. Ella Coe Birdsey, Hartford, Dec. 4, 1894. 

Curtis, Mrs. Emily Chauncey, Hartford. March 3, 1S96. 

Curtis, George Munson. Meriden, Nov. 7, 1899. 

Cutler, Ralph William, Hartford, April 4, 1S93. 

Davidson, Charles S., Hartford, Nov. 7. 1893, 

Day, Albert P., Hartford, Feb. 3, 1891. 

Day, Caroline E., FLirtford, March 5. 1S95. 

r)ay, George IL, Hartford, Feb. 3, 1891. 

Deniing, Lucius Parmenias. New Haven. Dec. 3. 1889. 

Dcnison, John Ledyard, Ikirtford, March 7. 1S03. 

Dexter, Franklin Bovcditch, New ILiven, Nov. 7, 1882. 



Eardeley, Rev. William Applehie, Hartford, May 5, 1896. 

Ellsworth, Ernest Bradford, Hartford, May i, k/X). 

Ellsworth, Lemuel Stoughton, Simsbury, Oct. i, 1S95. 

Elmore, Samuel Edward, Hartford, May 6, iS(p. 

Ensign, Charles Sidney, Hartford, Oct. 3, 1S93, 

Ensign, Joseph Ralph, Simsbury, Oct. i, 1S95. . 

Ensign, Ralph Hart, Simsbury, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Farrand, ]Max, Middletown, Feb. 5, 1901. 

Faxon, Mrs. Nellie A., Hartford, Oct. 2, 1S94. 

Faxon, Walter C, Hartford, May 6, 1902. 

Fay, Gilbert Otis, Hartford, July 11, 1S93. 

Felt, Levi Lincoln, Hartford, April i, 1S90. 

Fenn, J. Lincoln, Hartford, Nov. 7, 1S99. 

Fenn, John Roberts, West Hartford, Nov. 5, 1SS9. 

Fenn, Linus T., West Hartford, May 6, 1S90. 

Ferguson, Rev. Henry, Hartford, June 3, 1S34. 

Fitts, George Henry, Ashford, Feb. 4, 1S9G. 

Fox, Charles James, M. D., Willimantic, April 6, 1S97. 

Fuller, Horace S., M. D., Hartford, April 6, 1SS6. 

Gammack, Rev. James, LL. D., West Hartford, Jan. 4, 1900. 

Gates, Mrs. Elizabeth Margaret, Hartford, July 11, 1S93. 

Gay, Alice Maria, Hartford, March 3, 1S96. 

Gay, Frank Butler, Hartford, Dec. 4, 1SS3. 

Gay, Julius, Farmington, Nov. i, 1SS7. 

Geer, Everett Selden, Hartford. Oct. 7, 1SS9. 

Gilbert, Charles E., Hartford, Feb. 4, 1S90. 

Gladwin, Sidney Morse, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Gocher, W^illiam Henry, Hartford, Dec. 3, 1901. 

Godard, George S., Hartford, Nov. i, 1S9S. 

Gold, Theodore S., West Cornwall, Feb. 4, 1S90. 

Goodwin, Mrs. Alice Howland, Llartford, Nov. 10, 1S96, 

Goodwin, Carolyn Alice, Hartford, March 3, 1S96. 

Goodwin, Rev. Francis, Hartford, Dec. 12, 1S76. 

Goodwin, James Junius, Hartford, Feb. i, 1SS7. 

Goodwin, Joseph Olcott, East Hartford, June 7, 1SS7. 

Gordy, Wilbur Fisk, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Graves, Myles IVells, Hartford, Nov. 11, 1S90. 

Greene, Jacob L,, Hartford, July i, 1S73. 

Gross, Charles Edward, Hartford, July 2, 1SS9. 

Hall, Mary, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90, 

Hamlin, L. Belle, Milford, ^Lay 24, 1S9S. 

Hammond, Joseph Churchill, Jr.. Rockville, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Harper, John Warren, Hajtford. Jan. 8, 1805. 

Harris, Mary Munson, New Haven, May 24, 1S9S. 

Hart, Samuel, D. D., Hartford. July 6. \<-^. 

Hartranft, Chester D., D. D., Hartford, May 7. iSSt). 

Hawley, Joseph Roswell, Hartford. May 5, 186S. 

Hayden, Nathaniel Warham. Windsor. Oct. 3, 1^93. 

Henrv, Edward Stevens, Rockville, Oct. 7. 1S90. 



Hewins, Caroline Maria, Hartford, Feb. 2, 1S97. 

Hibbard, Rev. Augustine G., Goshen, Feb. 6, 1S94. 

Mibbard, Ralph G., New Britain, Jan. S, iSg5. 

Hicks, Rev. Lewis \V., Hartford, Jan. 3, 1899. 

Hills, Jonas CooliJge, Hartford, May 26, 1SS5. 

Hillyer, Drayton, Hartford, May 6, 1S90. 

Hinckley, Nelson Gershom, Hartford, Oct. 6, iSgi. 

Hitchcock. Henry Preston, Hartford, April i, 1890. 

Hoadley, George Edward, Hartford, Feb. 5, 1901. 

Holcombe, Mrs. Emily S. Goodwin, Hartford, May 6, 1902. 

Hooper, Rev. Joseph, Durham, Nov, 5, 1S95. 

Hovey, Henry Russell, Hartford, April i, 1902. 

Howard, Frank Leonard, Hartford, Dec. 3, 1S95. 

Howard, James L., Hartford, Oct. 4. 1S92. 

Hungerford, Newman, Hartford, Nov. 7, 1S99. 

Huntington, Frederick J., Norwich. May 5, 1S96. 

Huntington, Robert W., Jr., Plartford, Jan. 3. 1S99. 

Hyde, Ephraiin Henry, Hartford, May 7, 1S8S. 

Hyde, WilHam Waldo, Hartford, Jan. 6, 1S91. 

Jackson, Charles Eben, Middletown, June 29, 1892. 

James, Herbert L., Rockville, Nov. i, 1892. 

*Judson, Curtis, Hartford, April 2, 1844. 

Kellogg, Edward W., M. D., Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Kibbe, James Allen, Warehouse Point, Dec. 3, 1895. 

Kilbourn, Dwight Canfleld, Litchfield, April 2, 1901. 

Kimball, Carlos C, Hartford, July i, i8go. 

Knapp, Howard K., Bridgeport, April 7, 1903. 

Knight, William Ward, M. D., Hartford, Dec. 4, 1894. 

Earned, Ellen D., Thompson, Oct. 4, 1870. 

Lawrence, Charles H., Hartford, Feb. 3, 1S91. 

Lee, Henry, Bridgeport, Nov. 5, 1895. 

Lewis, John B., M, D., Hartford, July 2, 1889. 

Lincoln, Charles L., Hartford, Nov. 11, 1890. 

Linehan, Mary Lessey, Hartford, Feb. 5, 1901. 

Lines, PL Wales, Meriden, Oct. 4, 1S92. 

Lock'Aood, Luke Vincent, Riverside, Dec. 4, 1900. 

Loomis, Archie Harwood, Plartford, March 7. 1893. 

l.oomis, Dwight, Hartford, 1S75. 

I.ove. Rev. Wm. DeLoss, Ph. D., Hartford, April 6, 1SS6. 

/-*./-;,.•;/. Theodore, Hartford. April 6. 18S6. 

M^Clllan^ Joseph, Woodstock, Nov. 3, 1S91. 

M:icl)(>nald, Mrs. Mary L. B., PLartford, Dec. 4, 1894, 

M.i'i ic, Theodore ^L, Granby, July 11. t8()3. 

-M.iavaring. Charles William, Hartford, May 24, i8()8. 

M.i'i y. 'I'homas Knowlton, M. D.. Windsor, Feb. 2, 1892. 

Markh.im. Ernest A., NL D., Durham, Dec. i, 1S91. 

M.irt,:i. Charles Townley, Hartford, Nov. 13, i8i_)4. 

*I,i;i- iiKnil>i.'r in cunsidtnition of contribution to the buiUliiig of the Wadsworth 

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Mather, Horace E., Hartford, Dec. i, 1SS5, 
Matson, William R., Hartford, Nov. 7, 1899. 
Maxzvell, Francis Taylor, Rockville, June 29, 1892. 
Maxwell, William, Rockville, Dec. 4, 1S94. 
Mills, Henry Lewis, Fairfieid, April 7, 1903. 
Mitchell, Edwin Knox, Hartford, April 4, 1899. 
Morgan, Forrest, Hartford, May 4, 1SS6. 
Morris, John Emery, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1889. 
Moseley, Mrs. Florence C, New Haven, Nov. 4, 1902. 
Moulton, Mrs. Rachel White, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1902. 
Ney, John M., Hartford, Oct. i, 1S89. 
Nichols, James, Hartford. Oct. 7, 1890. 
Northam, Charles H., Hartford, March 7, 1893. 
Olmsted, Fannie Maria, Hartford, Jan. 6, 1891. 
Parker, Edwin Pond, D. D., Hartford, Nov. 3, 1S91. 
Parker, Francis Hubert, Flartford, April 6, 18S6. 
Parmele, George L., M. D., Hartford, Jan. 3, 1S99. 
Parsons, Francis, Hartford, April 4, 1899. 
Peck, Epaphroditus, Ikistol, Jan. 4, 1S9S. 
Perkins, Arthur, Hartford, April 4, 1S99. 
Perkins, J. Denting, Litchfield, April i, 1S90. 
Perkins, Mrs. Mary Dwight, Hartford, April 2, 1895. 
Perkins, Mrs. Mary R., Hartford, Jan. 4, 1S98. 
Perkins, Mary Elizabeth, Norwich, March 3, iSg6. 
Perry, Esther Clarinda, Hartford, March 3, 1S96. 
Phelps, Antoinette Randolph, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1893. 
Phelps, Judith }3igelow, Winsted, April i, 1902. 
Phelps, Timothy Samuel, Windsor, Oct. 3, 1893. 
Phillips, Ebenezer Sanborn, Bridgeport, ^^ay 3, 1898. 

Pitkin, Mrs. Sarah L., Hartford, April i, 1890. 

Piatt, Ada L., Hartford, Jan. 8, 1S95. 

Piatt, Orvilie H., LL. D., Meriden, Feb. 6. 1S94. 

Potter, Rev. Rockwell Harmon, Hartford, April 2, 1901. 

Pratt, Elias, ^L D., Torrington, Nov. 7, 1S99. 

Pratt, Lewellyn, D. D., Norwich. Nov. i, 18S7. 

Prentice, Samuel Oscar, Hartford, Feb. 6, 1894. 

Preston, Miles Barber, Hartford, April 4, 1899. 

Prichard, Katharine A., Waterbury. April i, 1902. 

Prince, Frederick William, Hartford. Nov. 7, 1S93. 

Purple, William Russell, Hartford, May 2, 1S99. 

Randall, Herbert, Hartford, April 7, I(p3. 

Rathbun, Julius G., Hartford, Jan. 3, 1S88. 

Richards, Francis Henry, Hartford, July ir, 1S93. 

Robbins, Edward D., Wethersheld, June 5, 1S83. 

Roberts, George, Hartford, .-Vpril 2, 1895. 

Roberts, Henry, Hartford, May 5, 189I. 

Robinson, John Trumbull. Hartford, May 27, 1903. 

Robinson. Lucius F., Hartford. Feb. 4, i8i)0. 

Rogers, Ernest E., New London, April 6, 1897. 



Root. John Gilbert, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Kowell, Harriet, Hartford, Nov. i, 1S02. 

Kovce, Philander C, Hartford, Oct. 3, 1S93. 

Kudd, Malcolm Day, Lakeville, March 6, ic/x). 

A'ussell, Gnrdon Wadsworth, M, D., Hartford, April 30. 1S40. 

Sage, John Hall, Portland, Nov. 5, 1S95. 

St. John, Howell Williams, Hartford, Nov. 3, iSgi. 

Saltonstall, Rev. Lindall Winthrop, Hartford, Feb. 5, 1901. 

Sanford, George Bliss, U. S. A., Litchfield, Nov. 13. 1S94. 

Scott, Mrs. Mary Ellen Clark, Plartford, March 3, 1S96. 

Scott, Merrit Bradford, Hartford, March 3, 1S96. 

Sears, Edward Hale, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1S92. 

Segur, Gideon Cross, M. D., Hartford, Nov. 7, 1S93. 

Seymour, Morris Woodruff, Bridgeport, March 3, iSgi. 

Seymour, Rev, Storrs O., Hartford, March 3, iSgi. 

Sharpe, William Carvossa, Seymour, Dec. 2, 1SS4. 

Shelton, Henry Tweedy, Bridgeport, April 5. 1S9S. 

Shepard, James, New Britain, April 7, 1891. 

Shipman, Arthur L., Hartford, Nov. i, 189S. 

Skiff, Frederick W., New Haven, May 2, 1S99. 

Skilton, DeVVitt C, Hartford, Feb. 4, 1S90. 

Smead, Edward Billings, Hartford, May i, 1S94. 

Smith, Charles H., Hartford, Jan. 6, 1S91. 

Smith, Frank George, Hartford, April 2, 1S95. 

Smith, G. Brainard, Hartford, Dec. 3, 1895. 

Smith, George Williamson, D. D., LL. D., Hartford, May i, 1894. 

Smith, Herbert Knox, Hartford, Feb. 2, 1892. 

Smith, Mrs. Jane T., Hartford, April i, i8go. 

Smith, Mrs. Mary L. Converse, Hartford, Jan. 4, 1900. 

Spencer, Richard Pratt, Deep River, May 5, 1S96. 

Stanton, Lewis Elliott, Hartford, May 6, 1879. 

Starr, Frank Farnsii<orth, Middletown, Nov. 7, 18S2. 

Stearns, Rev. Charles Cinninings, Hartford, May 2g. 1S88. 

Stearns., Henry Puttiam, M. D., tiartford, April 5. 1887. 

Stevens, Harold Warriner, Hartford, Nov. 4, igo2. 

Stevens, Mary Kate, Newington, Jan. 4, 1898. 

Stillman, Benjamin R., Hartford, Oct. 3, 1893. 

Stillman, Henry A., Hartford, Feb. 3, 1891. 

Stoeckel, Carl, Norfolk, May 6, 1890. 

Stoeckel, Mrs. Ellen Battell, Norfolk, March 3, 1S96. 

Stone, Charles Greene, Hartford, April 2, 1895. 

Stone, George F., Flartford, Jan. 4, 189S. 

Stone, Mrs. Mary C, Hartford, Nov, 13, 1804. 

Storrs, Mrs. Mary R., Hartford, Nov. i, i8i)2. 

S-c-ords, Joseph Forsyth, Hartford, May 7, 1895. 

Taintor, James U., Hartford, Dec. 2, 1891. 

Talcott, Charles Hooker, Hartford, May 27, 1903. 

Talcott, Hart, Hartford, Jan. 4, igtxi. 

Talcott, Mary Kingsbury, Hartford, April i. 1890. 



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Talcott, William Hanmer, Hartford, March 6, 1S94. 
Tallman, James Hazelton, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1S92. 
Taylor, James Palmer, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1S89, 
Taylor, John M., Hartford, Dec, 5, 1S93. 
Taylor, Samuel, Hartford, Oct. 9, 1S8S. 
Terry, James, New Haven, May 19, 1S68. 
Thayer, George Burton, Hartford, April 2, 1895, 
Thompson, Arthur Ripley, Hartford, Dec. 3, 1901. 
Tillotson, Edward Sweetser, Wethersfield, Feb. 5, 1901. 
Tracy, Emma Louise, New Haven, Nov. 5, 1S95. 
Trumbull, Jonathan, Norwich, Feb. 3, 1891, 
Tuller, Mrs. Ellen Hall, Hartford, May 5, 1903. 
Tttiler, Mabel Champion, Hartford, Nov. 4, 1902, 
Turnbull. Thomas, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1S92. 
Turnbull, Thomas, Jr., M. D., Hartford, Nov. 3, 1891. 
Tzvichell, J^ev. Joseph Hopkins, Hartford, Feb, 5, 1SS9, 
Twitchell, Willis I., Hartford, Jan. 10, 1893. 
Tyler, Roilin Usher, Haddam*, Nov. 4, 1902. 
Upham, Charles Deslie, Meriden, May 26, 1896. 
Upson, Lyman Allyn, Thompsonville, July 11, 1S93. 
Van Alstyne, Lawrence, Sharon, !March 5, 1895. 
Wadsworth, Herbert Clinton, Hartford, May i, 1900, 
Walker, Williston, S, T. D., Hartford, Oct. 6, 1891, 
Warner, Donald T., Salisbury, I'"eb. 4, 1S90. 
Waterous, Mrs. Annie R., Hartford, April 2, 1S95. 
Weaver, Thomas Snell, Hartford, May 3, 1892. 
Webb. Rodolphus L., West Hartford, March 3, 1S96, 
Welch, John W., Hartford, May 6, 1890. 
Welles, Charles Thomas, Hartford, Nov. I, 1S92. 
Welles, Edgar Thaddeus, Hartford, Dec, 2, 1894. 
Welles, Edwin Stanley, Newington, Nov. 5, 1895. 
W'elles, Roger, Newington, April 5, 18S7. 
Welles, Charles T., Hartford, Jan. 5, 1892, 
Whaples, Meigs Heywood, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1889. 
Wheeler, Richard A,, Stonington, June 3, 1873. 
White, Herbert Humphrey, Hartford, Jan. 5, 1897. 
W'hitmore, Mrs. Flarriet Eliza Goulden, Hartford, Feb, 4, 1902. 
Whiting, Charles B., Hartford, April 5, 1S87, 
Whittlesey, Granville, Danbury, May 7, 1901. 
Wilcox, Edward P., West Winstcd. Nov, 4, 1902. 
Williams, James Baker, Glastonbury, Nov. 3, 1891. 
Woodruff, George M., Litchfield, April i, 1890. 
Woods, Enoch S,, Hartford, Oct. 2, 1894. 
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Woodward, Joseph Gurley, Hartford, July 2, 1889. 
Woodward, P, Henry, Hartford, May 17. 1S64. 
Woodward, Richard Warham, Franklin, Nov. 13. 18SS. 
Woodward, Mrs. Sarah Cazneau Day, Franklin, Oct, 7. iS()0. 
Worcester, Edward Strong, FLirtford, May i, 1900. 



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Amerelli, V. de. P. P. D., LL. D., Naples, Jtaly, Jan. i, 1S50. 
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Piatt, George, New York City, April iS, 1S44, 
Richards, Samuel, Wilkes-Barre, Penn., Oct. 2, 1S40. 



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Abbe, Prof. Cleveland, Washington, D. C, Dec. i, 1S96. 

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American Antiquarian Society, 
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American Institute of Instruction, 
American Irish Historical Society, 
American Philosophical Society, - 
Andover Theological Seminary, - 
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Arms, H. Phelps, 
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Booth, Albert, 
Boston Auditing Department, 
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Brown, Goodwin, 
Buffalo Historical Society, - 
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Collins, Holdridge O., 
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Boston, Mass., 


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Yonkers, N. Y., 


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( "itnn. Society Founders and Patriots, - 

« Owles, Calvin D., . . . . 

Cuiitnore, P., 

I »;l^iin;^^ Charles W., - - - - 

I >avies, Andrew McF., . . - 

I 'cdham Historical Society, - 

DcLancey Divinity School, - 

Detroit Museum of Art, - . . 

Dewey, William T., - 

Dexter, Mary, 

])i<x-ese of Connecticut, . . . 

Diocese of New Jersey, 

D wight, Melatiah E., - 

Karle, Mrs. Alice M,, - 

Umpire State Society, S. A. R., - 

l-^noch Pratt Free Library, - 

Essex Institute, 

Exchange Board, _ _ - . 

Fairchild, M. C. D., - 
Fairmount Park Art Association, - 
Fitchburg, City of, - - - - 
Fitchburg Historical Society, 
Fletcher and Purdy, . - . . 
I'ranklin and Marshall College, - 
Free Public Library, . . - . 
C.ates, Elizabeth M., - 
(iay, Alice ^L, - 

Cay, Frank B., 

Cieological Survey of Canada, 

C.ocher, William H., - 

(u'dard, (ieorge S., - 

Coodwin, James J., - _ . . 

Creen, Samuel A., 

Hall, Charles S., 

Hartford Board of Trade, - 
Hartford I'rinting Co., 
Hartford Theological Seminary, - 
Harvard University, - - ' - 
Hassam, John T., - - - • 
Hawlcy, Joseph R., . . - . 

Haves. Charles W., - - - 
Hcndrick, A. C, 

Hcwins. Caroline ^L, - - - . 
HijN. J. Coolidge, - . . . 
Hi!U. Thomas, . - . - . 
Hi>t. and Philosoph. Society of Ohio, 
Historical Society of Delaware, - 
Hivtoriciil .Society of North Carolina, • 
Hsti.rical Society of Pennsylvania, 
H"l>kins Grammar School Trustees, 
l;:v:win Rights Association, - 



Hartford, Conn., - 


17 


6 


New Haven, Conn , 


I 


— 


Sam Houston, Tex.. 


— 


— 


Faribault, Minn., - 


_ 


I 


Utica, N. Y., - 


— 


2 


Cambridge, Mass., - 
Dedham, Mass., - 


I 


I 


Geneva, N. Y.. 


— 


I 


Detroit, Mich., 


— 


2 


Montpelier, Yt., 
Danielson, Conn., - 


I 


2 


Windsor, Conn., 


I 


— 


Lambertville. N. J., 


I 


— 


New York. N. Y., - 


I 


— 


Brooklyn. N. Y.. - 


2 


— 


New York, N. Y., - 


I 


— 


Baltimore, Md., 


— 


I 


Salem, Mass., 


I 


— 


Sydney. N. S. W., - 
Monticello. N. Y., - 


2 

I 


2 


Philadelphia. Pa., - 


— 


2 


Fitchburg, Mass., - 
Fitchburg, Mass., - 


I 
I 


z 


Lockport, N. Y., - 
Lancaster, Pa., 


I 


I 


New Bedford, Mass., 





I 


Hartford, Conn., - 


I 


— 


Hartford, Conn., - 


— 


o 


Hartford, Conn., - 


— 


I 


Ottawa, Can., 


— 


— 


Hartford, Conn., - 


I 


— 


Hartford, Conn., - 


— 


s 


Hartford, Conn., - 


5 


— 


Boston, Mass., 


I 


4 


Binghamton, N. Y., 
Hartford, Conn., - 


I 


I 


Hartford, Conn., - 


54 


— 


1 Hartford, Conn., - 


I 


I 


j Cambridge, Mass., - 


2 


I 


j Boston, Mass., 


I 


2 


1 Flartford, Conn., - 


2 


2 


i Geneva, N. Y., 


— 


I 


j New Haven. Conn., 


— 


— 


1 Hartford, Conn., - 


— 


I 


Hartford. Conn.. - 


I 


— 


1 South Boston, Mass., 


I 


— 


! Cincinnati, 0.. 


— 


I 


Wilmington, r>el.. - 


I 


3 


Chapel Hill, N. C, 


I 


— 


Philadelphia, Pa., - 


I 


— 


New Haven. Conn., 


I 


— 


; Philadelphia, Pa., - 


— 


2 






42 



Names. 



Iowa State Historical Society, 

Johns Hopkins University, - 

Kansas State Historical Society, - 

Kong-l. Vit. Hist, and Antiq. Aked., 

Lake Mohonk Conference, - 

Langdon. George, _ . . 

Larned, Ellen D., 

Logan, Walter S., 

Love, W. DeLoss, . . . 

Louisiana Historical Society, 

Markham, Ernest C, - 

Mary E. Talniage Chapter, D, A, R., 

Maryland Historical Society, 

Massachusetts Historical vSociety, 

Matthews, Albert, 

Medford Historical Society, 

Merchants Association, 

Merrill, Charles H., - 

Michigan Pioneer and Historical Soc. 

Milwaukee Public Museum. - 

Minnesota Valley Historical Society, 

Newberry Library, . _ - 

New Britain Institute, - 

Newcomb, Mrs. George F., 

New England Hist. (ien. Society, 

New Hampshire Historical Society, 

New Haven Colony Historical Society, 

N. Y. Gen. and IMographical Society, 

New York Historical Society, 

New York Public Library, - 

N. Y. State Historical Association, 

Old Northwest Genealogical Society, 

Oneida Historical Society, - 

Ontario Historical Society, - 

Parker, Erancis H., 

Parsons, Francis, ... 

Phelps, Judith B., 

Princeton University, - - - 

Providence Public Library, - 

Prudden, Lillian E., - 

Randall, Herbert, 

Roebling, Mrs. Washington A., - 

Royal Historical Society, 

Royal Society of Canada. 

St. Louis Public Library, 

Salem Public Library, - 

Shepard, James, - - - - 

Smith. Anna A.. - 

Smith, G. Hutchinson, 

Smith, Mrs. Jane T., - 

State Historical Society. 

State Historical Society. 




I Iowa City, Iowa, 
! Baltimore. Md., 
Topeka, Kan., 
Stockholm, Sweden, 

i Plymouth, Conn., - 

1 Thompson, Conn., - 

I New York. N. Y., - 

i Hartford, Conn., - 

j New Orleans, La , - 

' Litchfield, Conn., - 
[ Baltimore, Md., 
i Boston, Mass., 
i Boston. Mass., 
j Medford, Mass., 
i New York, N. Y., - 
' Hartford, Conn., - 
■ Lansing. Mich., 
Milwaukee, Wis., - 
Morton, Minn., 
I Chicago, III., - 
! New Britain, Conn.. 
j New Haven, Conn., 
; Boston, Mass., 
! Concord, N. IL, 

New Haven, Conn.. 
; New York, N. Y., - 
: New York, N. Y., - 
New York, N. Y., - 
' New York, N. Y., - 
' Columbus, O., 
Utica, N. Y., - 
Toronto, Can., 
Hartford, Conn., - 
' Hartford, Conn., - 
\ Winsted, Conn., 
I Princeton, N. L, - 
Providence, K. I.. - 
New Haven, Conn.. 
' Hartford, Conn., 
Trenton, N. J., 
London. Eng., 
Ottawa, Can., 
St. Louis. Mo., 
Salem. Mass., 
New Britain, Conn.. 
Camden, N. ]., 
New York, N. Y., - 
Hartford, Conn.. - 
Columbia. Mo., 
Madison, Wis.. 



2 i 


— 


I 


9 


I 


I 


2 

I 


— 


o 


- 


I 


I 


— 


I 


I 


— 


2 


— 


I 


— 


I 


I 


— 


3 


— 


I 


2 


I 


I 


I 


— 


— 


I 


— 


I 


— 


I 


— 


I 


2 


— 


I 

I 


— 


I 


I 


— 


I 
I 
I 

I 
I 


I 


— 


I 





I 
I 
I 


I 
I 


I 
I 
I 


4 


— 


I 


I 
1 


- 






43 



Names. 



>tatc' Historical Society, 
>tc:ner. Walter R., - 
s'.occkel, Carl and Mrs. Ellen B., 
Morrs, Frank H., 
>\van, Robert T., - 

Syracuse Public Library, 
'I a'.cott, Mary K,, 

Taylor, Oliver B.. - - - ■ 
Tliayer, George B., - 
Tiofja Point Historical Society, - 
Tumlinson, Charles, - - - . 
Tr-insalleghenv Historical Society, 
'rninibuU'. H.'Clay, - - . . 
Trustees of J. F, Slater Fund, 
Tyler, Rollin U., 

United States (all departments), - 
I'niversity of Chicago, - - • 

University of Cincinnati, 
University of Colorado, 
University of Illinois. - - _ . 
University of Missouri, 
University of Toronto, 
University of Toulouse, 
Very, William, .... 
Waikeley, Jennie S., - - 
Walker, Williston, . . _ , 
Wt'ld. Mrs. Frances C, 
^Vclis, Charles T., 

Wesleyan University, . . - . 
\\ est Virginia Historical Society, 
Whittlesey. W. E., - 
^\ urcester Society of Antiquity, - 
Wyoming Hist, and Geological Society 
^ ale University, ... - 



Residexces. 


'C 


v 


5 






S 






> 1 


Ph 


S 


Lincoln. Xeb., 


2 








Hartford, Conn., - 


— i 


I 


— 


Norfolk, Conn., ' - 


I 


I 


— 


Hartford, Conn., 


5 


— 


6 


Boston, Mass., 





I 


— 


Syracuse, X. Y., 


— 


2 


— 


Hartford, Conn., - 


2 


6 


— 


Hartford, Conn., - 


I 





— 


Hartford, Conn., - 


21 





13 


Athens, Pa., - 


— 


I 


— 


Hartford, Conn., - 


I 


I 


— 


Morgantown.W.Va., 


I 





— 


New York, X. Y., - 




I 


— 


Baltimore, Md., 




I 


— 


Tylerville, Conn,, - 


I 


— 


— 


Washington, D. C, 


71 


5S 


— 


Chicago, III., - 


6 


5 


— 


Cincinnati, O., 


— 


6 


— 


Boulder, Col., 


I 


— 


— 


Urbana, 111., - 


— 


2 


— 


Columbia, Mo., 


I 


3 


I 


Toronto, Can., 


I 




— 


Toulouse, France, - 


2 


:; 


— 


Hartford, Conn., - 


9 


— 


— 


Haddam, Conn., 


2 


— 


— 


Hartford, Conn., - 


— 


I 


— 


Boston, Mass., 


7 


— 


— 


Hartford, Conn., - 


— 


I 


— 


Middletown, Conn., 


I 


2 


— 


Charleston, W. Ya., 


I 


— 


— 


X'ew Haven, Conn., 


— 


I 


— 


Worcester, Mass., - 


o 


I 


— 


Wilkes- Karre, Pa.. - 


3 


I 


— 


Xew Haven, Conn., 


3 


— 


— 



For other donations (manuscripts) see pages 21 and 22. 



PUBLIC DOCUMENTS 



OF 



^H S^^^^ ^ouvtttn Con^vtestSf 



1789-1817 



THE printed journals and documents of the two houses of 
the United States Congress, are among the most impor- 
tant sources for the study of the history- of this country 
since the adoption of the ConstitutioTi, in 17S9. Particularly 
is this true of the papers of the earlier Congresses before 
numerous newspapers and other printed sources had made 
information as readily accessible as it is to-day. Strangely 
enough Congress has preserved no file of its early printed 
documents, or even a list of wdiat was printed. To-day there 
is no collection which even borders upon completeness; nor 
can anyone tell what w^ould constitute a complete collection of 
the printed papers of the first fourteen Congresses. 

At first all of the publications, both journals and documents, 
were issued in folio form, but during the third Congress the 
octavo size was introduced, and from that time on the propor- 
tion issued in octavo has steadily increased. Beginning with 
the Thirteenth Congress for the House and the Fourteenth for 
the Senate, all the documents of each bod\' were numbered 
consecutively during each session. As early as the ninth Con- 
gress the documents of each session had been gathered and 
bound into both folio and octavo volumes, bearing the indefi- 
nite binders title, of State Papers. Yet there appears to have 
been no certainty that the bound volumes of vState Papers 
would contain all the documents that should be in them. 

As early as 1824, the House, realizing the need of more 
complete and accessible information as to the proceedings of 
its earlier sessions, issued an index or list of its manuscript 
and printed executive communications and reports. While this 
document was a worthy attempt, we now know that it was 
very incomplete. This was followed at various times by other 
similar lists of Senate and House publications, each probably 
better than the preceding, yet incomplete. 

But even with aii index list the early documents were so 
inaccessible or diflicult to find that the matter of reprinting 
them was agitated. In 1S31, authority was given for this 
undertaking, and a series of thirty-eight folio volumes was 



issued, under the general title of American State Papers, which 
comprised a selection of the important papers of the first thir- 
teen Congresses. This great work made the important papers 
accessible. But the critical student of to-day is not satisfied 
with reprints, he wishes to see the original publications, or it 
may be that the document he wishes to examine is not re- 
printed in the American State Papers. Where then can the 
originals of such documents be found. To answer this ques- 
tion and to give as complete a list as possible, Gen. A. \V. 
Greely, Chief Signal Officer of the Army, has prepared, and 
Congress has published a list of " Public Documents of the 
first fourteen Congresses, 1 789-181 7: Papers relating to early 
congressional documents," W^ashington, 1900, 903 pages. This, 
the latest, is also by far the most complete and valuable of the 
published lists, and great credit is due to Gen. Greely for its 
compilation. Yet even this list proves to be incomplete, and 
this Society's library contains many printed documents not 
included in Gen. Greely's list. This statement is made not 
in criticism, but as showing the practical impossibility of 
compiling an absolutely complete list. Upon checking up 
the printed documents in this library with Gen. Greely's list 
it appears that the Connecticut Historical vSociety has a col- 
lection, that is nearly, if not quite as complete as the collection 
in either of the three principal libraries, which are constantly 
referred to by Gen. Greely. 

For purposes of comparison, and to show the importance of 
this Society's collection, a comparative table is added. This 
table shows first, the number of documents described in Gen. 
Greely's list as having been printed, and of which printed 
originals are known to him, that are also found in the Society's 
library. Second, the number of documents described in Gen. 
Greeh^'s list as having been printed, and of which printed 
originals are known to him, that are not found in the Society's 
library. Third, the number of documents that are not. men- 
tioned in Gen. Greely's list, or are not noted there as having 
been printed, or if printed are noted as " not found," but of 
which printed originals are found in the Society's lil)rary. 
Naturally this third division is small as compared with the two 
preceding it. Yet the bringing to light of almost six hundred 
unlisted printed documents, amounting to twenty per cent, in 
number of those previously known, is of considerable historical 
as well as bibliographical interest. These additional documents 
have been listed, and it is to be regretted that the Society is 
unable at the present time to print a list of them, but must 
confine itself to a numerical statement concerning them. 



49 



The total footings of the columns in the table following are 
as follows: 

Have, also in Greely, -------- 1,813 

Want, noted in Greely, - 1,127 

Have, not in Greely, - 588 



COMPARATIVE LIST OF EARLY CONGRESSIONAL DOCUMENTS 
IN CONNECTICUT HISTORICAL SOCIETY'S LIBRARY. 



/ Congress, 
Senate 
Senate 
Senate 
House 
House 
House 

/ Congress, 
Senate 
Senate 
Senate 
House 
House 
House 

/ Congress, 
Senate 
Senate 
Senate 
House 
House 
House 

2 Congress, 
Senate 
Senate 

2 Congress, 
Senate 
Senate 
Senate 
House 
House 
House 

2 Congress, 
Senate 
Senate 
Senate 
House 

J Congress, 
Senate 
Senate 



1 Session. 
Journal, 
Documents, 
Reports, 
Journal, 
Documents, 
Reports, 

2 Session. 
Journal, 
Documents, 
Reports, 
Journal, 
Documents, 
Reports, 

J Session. 
Journal, 
Documents, 
Reports, 
Journal, 
Documents, 
Reports. 
Special Session. 
Journal, 
Documents, 
/ Session. 
Journal, 
Documents, 
Reports, 
Journal, 
Documents, 
Reports, 
2 Session. 
Journal, 
Documents, 
Reports, 
Journal, 
Sped til Session. 
Journal, 
Documents, 



(0 U 






15 



o >> 



50 



J Congress, 
Senate 
Senate 
Senate 
House 
House 
House 

J Congress^ 
Senate 
Senate 
Senate 
House 
House 
House 

4. Congress, 
Senate 
Senate 

4 Congress, 
Senate 
Senate 
Senate 
House 
House 
House 

4 Congress, 
Senate 
Senate 
Senate 
House 
House 
House 

J Congress, 
Senate 
Senate 

J Congress, 
Senate 
Senate 
Senate 
House 
House 
House 

J Congress, 
Senate 
Senate 
Senate 
House 
House 
House 

J Congress, 
Senate 
Senate 



/ Session. 

Journal, 

Documents, 

Reports, 

Journals, - 

Documents, 

Reports, 

2 Session. 

Journal, 

Documents, 

Reports, - 

Journals, 

Documents, 

Reports, - 

Special Session. 

Journal, 

Documents, 

1 Session. 
Journal, 
Documents, 
Reports, 
Journal, 
Documents, 
Reports, 

^ Session. 
Journal, 
Documents, 
Reports, 
Journal, 
Documents, 
Reports, 
Special Session. 
Journal, 
Documents, 
/ Session. 
Journal, 
Documents, 
Reports, 
Journal, 
Documents, 
Reports, 

2 Session. 
Journal, 
Documents, 
Reports, 
Journal, 
Documents, 
Reports, - 
Special S'ssion. 
Journal. 
Documents, 



r 9 c 







15 
3S 



9 ! 

Z ! 
10 ' 

19 ; 



26 
19 



ee 

X 



o >. 



J Congress, 
Senate 
Senate 
Senate 
House 
House 
House 

6 Congress, 
Senate 
Senate 
Senate 
House 
House 
House 

6 Cong?'ess, 

Senate 
Senate 
Senate 
House 
House 
House 

7 Congress, 

Senate 
Senate 
Senate 
House 
House 
House 

7 Congress, 

Senate 
Senate 
Senate 
House 
House 
House 
S Congress, 
Senate 
Senate 
. Senate 
House 
House 
House 

8 Congress, 

Senate 
Senate 
Senate 
House 
House 
House 

9 Congress, 

Senate 
Senate 



J Session, 

Journal, 

Documents, 

Reports, 

Journal, 

Documents, 

Reports, 

/ Session. 

Journal, 

"Documents, 

Reports. 

Journal, 

Documents, 

Reports, 

2 Session. 

Journal, 

Documents, 

Reports, 

Journal, 

Documents, 

Reports, 

/ Session. 

Journal, 

Documents, 

Reports, 

Journal, 

"Documents, 

Reports, 

2 Session. 

Journal, 

Documents, 

Reports, 

Journal, 

Documents, 

Reports, 

/ Session. 

Journal, 

Documents, 

Reports, 

Journal, 

Documents, 

Reports, 

2 Session. 

Journal, 

Documents, 

Reports, 

Journal, 

Documents, 

Reports, 

S/eeii7l Session. 

Journal, 

Documents, 



I 
14 
13 

I 

2 

I 

I 

24 

,4S 



36 



4 

I 

20 

46 

I 

20 

I 

I 



g Cong}'ess, i Session. 

Senate Journal, - - - - - 

Senate Documents, 

Senate Reports, -..-.. 
House Journal, ------ 

House Documents, - . . - - 
House Reports, ------ 

g Congress, 2 Session, 

Senate Journal, - - - - • - 

Senate Documents, - - ' - 

Senate Reports, ------ 

House Journal, ------ 

House Documents, - - - - - 

House Reports, ------ 

lo Congress, i Session. 

Senate Journal, 

Senate Documents, 

Senate Reports, ._.--. 

House Journal, - 

House Documents, - - . - 
House Reports, .-..-- 

10 Congress, 2 Session. 

Senate Journal, ------ 

Senate Documents, 

Senate Reports, ------ 

House Journal, 

House Documents, - - - - - 
House Reports, .--.-- 

// Congress, Special Session. 

Senate Journal, ------ 

Senate Documents, . - - - - 

Senate Reports, ------ 

// Congress, i Session. 

Senate Journal, ------ 

Senate Documents, . . - - - 

Senate Reports, 

House Journal, - 

House Documents, ' 

House Reports, - - - - - 

// Congress, 2 Session. 

Senate Journal, 

Senate Documents, _ . . - - 

Senate Reports, 

House Journal, 

House Documents, 

House Reports, 

* House l>ills, 

11 Congress, j Session. 

Senate Journal, 

Senate Documents, . . - - - 

Senate Reports, 

House Journal, .-..-- 

House Documents, 

House Reports, - - . - - 

*Onlv known file is in the War Deiiartment Library. 



>0 



22 
6 

33 

46 



19 

15 

2 

79 
34 



lb 

5 
2 

33 
10 



I 

4 
2 
I 
12 
7 

I 
00 



60 
45 



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C CI 



I 
12 



I 
10 

7 



I 

20 

II 

loS 



30 
I 



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62 I 

29 ; 



10 

5 



13 



53 



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X 






/2 Co)7g7-ess, I Session. 
Senate Journal, 
Senate Documents, 
Senate Reports, 
House Journals, - 
House Documents, 
Flouse Reports, 

J 2 Congress, 2 Session. 
Senate Journal, 
Senate Documents, 
Senate Reports, 
House Journal. 
House Documents, 
House Reports, 

I J Congress, t Session. 
Senate Journal, 
Senate Documents, 
Senate Reports, 
House Journal, 
House Documents, 
House Reports, 

I J Congress, 2 Session. 
Senate Journal, 
Senate Documents, 
Senate Reports, 
House Journal, 
House Documents, 
House Reports, 

I J Congress, j Session. 
Senate Journal, 
Senate Documents, 
Senate Reports, 
House Journal. 
House "Documents, 
House Reports, 

j/f. Congress, i Session. 
Senate Journal, 
Senate Documents, 
Senate Reports, 
House Journal, 
House Documents, 
House Reports, 

14 Congress, 2 Session. 
Senate Journal, 
Senate Documents, 
Senate Reports, 
House Journal, 
House Documents, 
House Reports, 



I 

27 
3 
2 

46 

48 

o 

2 

3S 



4 

3 

I 

14 

7 

2 

4S 

6S 



13 

24 

2 

53 
35 




I 

i 9 
i 2 

i - 
i - 

i 3 



^5 ; 

2S i 



54 



reprints and indkxks in connecticut historical 
society's library. 

Annals of Congress. \Vashington. 1S34-1S56. 42 vols, 

American State Papers. Washington. 1S32-1S61. 38 vols. 

Compilation of the ^Messages and Papers of the Presidents. 17S9-1S97. By 
James D. Richardson. Washington. 1S96-1S99. 10 vols. 

Proceedings and Debates of the House of Representatives in the First 
Congress. Taken down in shorthand by T. Lloyd. New York. 17S9. 3 vols. 
(Imperfect, wants pages 1-56, 169-224, 449-553, 601 to end, in vol. i; pages 
233-2S1 in vol. 2.) 

State Papers and Public Documents of the United States from the accession 
of George Washington to the Presidency, Second edition. Boston. 1S17. 10 
vols. 

A Descriptive Catalogue of Government Publications of the United States. 
September 5, 1774, to March 4, iSSi. By Ben: Perley Poore. Washington. 

1SS5, 

Public Documents of the Early Congresses. Supplemented by a biblio- 
graphical list of all the official journals, documents and reports of the First 
and Second Congresses, 17S9-1793. By Gen. A. W, Greely. [In Annual 
Report of the American Historical Association for 1S96, vol. i, pages iiOiy- 
124S.] 

Public Documents of the First Fourteen Congresses. By Gen. A. W. Greely. 
Washington. 1900. 

First to Forty-vSecond Congress, inclusive. An index of bills presented to 
the House relating to banks, currency, public debt, tarifT, and direct tax. 
showing the title of the bill, name of the person introducing, nature of the 
report, and disposition of the bill. 1S75. [43 Cong. 2 Ses., House Miscel, 
Doc, vol. 2.] 

An index to the executive communications made to the House of Represen- 
tatives from the commencement of the present form of government until the 
end of the Fourteenth Congress, inclusive .... Also an index to all the 
printed reports of committees, alphabetically arranged. First to Fifteenth Con- 
gress, inclusive. 1S24. [iS Cong, i Ses., House Report No. 163.] 

An index to all the printed reports of committees which are now extant, 
First to Fifteenth Congress, inclusive. [iS Cong, i Ses., Ex. Doc, 163, pp. 
1S9-247.] 

A synoptical subject index of the proceedings of Congress, with reference to 
the debates, documents and statutes connected therewith. First to Tenth Con- 
gress, inclusive. By Albert Ordway. Washington. iSSo. [40 Cong. 2 Ses.. 
House Rep., vol. 6.] 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF 



^0e Connecticut ^iBtoxkd ^ocid^ 



May, 1904. 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF 



^^e ConntUicut '^ietovicAt ^ocid^ 



REPORTS AND PAPERS PRESENTED AT THE ANNUAL 
MEETING, MAY 24, 1904 



ALSO A LIST OF OFFICERS AND MEMBERS AND 
OF DONATIONS FOR THE YEAR 



HARTFORD 

PCBLISHKD BY TlIK SOCIETY 
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Officers of tf]c Society 



President. 

SAMUEL HART, Middletown. 

Vice-Presidents. 

JAMES J. GOODWIN. - - Hartford. 

JAMES TERRY, New Haven. 

JONATHAN TRUMBULL, ...... Norwich. 

MORRIS \V. SEYMOUR, Bridgeport. 

THEODORE S. GOLD, Cornwall. 

FRANK FARNSWORTH STARR, ..... Middletown. 

ELLEN D. EARNED, - - - - - . - Thompson. 

E. STEVENS HENRY, Rockville. 

Recording Secretary. 

ALBERT C. BATES, Hartford. 

Corresponding Secretary. 

\V. DeLOSS love, Hartford. 

Treasurer. 

JOHN E. MORRIS, Hartford. 

Librarian. 

ALBERT C. BATES, Hartford. 

Auditor. 

JOSEPH G. WOODWARD, ....'.. Hartford. 

Membership Committee. 

SAMUEL HART, ex-officio, Middletown. 

JOSEPH G. WOODWARD. Hartford. 

JULIUS GAY, Farmington. 

JOHN E. MORRIS, Hartford. 

HORACE E. MATHER. - - Hartford. 

JANE T. S-NHTH, Hartford. 

ALBERT C. BATES, Hartford. 

GEORGE S. GODARD. Hartford. 

Library Committee. 

SAMUEL HART, ."jr-^^rzc;, Middletown. 

FRANCIS H. PARKER, - - - - - - - Hartford. 

THOMAS S. WEAVER, Hartford. 

FREDERICK W. PRINCE. Hartford. 

Publication Committee. 

SAMUEL HART. t'x-i^^V/^. - - Middletown. 

ALBERT C. BATES, Hartford. 

LEVERETT BELKNAP, Hartford. 

FORREST MORGAN, Hartford. 

Committee on Monthly Papers. 

W H. WOODWARD, Hartfoko. 

FRANCIS PARSONS. HARTFi»Kn. 

ARTHUR L. SHIPMAN, Hartford. 



Hcsobc 3ncorpouatiua 

^I]c (£onnccticut fjistorical Society 

passcb niay, 1825. 



Resolved by this Assembly, That John Trumbull, Thomas C. Brownell. 
Timothy Pitkin, John S. Peters, William W. Ellsworth, Thomas Day, Thomas 
Robins, Daniel Burhans, Thomas Hubbard, Isaac Toucey, Nathaniel S. 
Wheaton, George Sumner, Roger M. Sherman, William T. Williams, Martin 
Wells, Joseph Battell, William Cooley, Thomas i£. Gallaudet, Thomas S. 
Williams, Eli Todd, Walter Mitchell, George W. Doane, Samuel B, Woodward. 
S. H. Huntington, Samuel W. Dana, James Gould, Samuel A. Foote, Nathan 
Johnson, Hawley Olmstead, Benjamin Trumbull, John Hall and their asso- 
ciates and successors, be, and hereby are ordained, constituted and declared 
to be forever hereafter, a body corporate, by the name of The Connecticut 
Historical Society, and by that name, they, their associates and successorSjtshall 
and may have perpetual succession; shall be capable of suing and being sued, 
pleading and being impleaded, and also to purchase, receive, hold and convey 
any estate, real or personal, to an amount not exceeding thirty thousand 
dollars; and may have a common seal, and the same may alter at pleasure: 
may establish rules relative to the admission of future members; may ordain, 
establish, and put in execution such by-laws and regulations, not contrary *o 
the provisions of this charter, or the laws of this State, as shall be deemed 
necessary for the government of said Corporation. 

The Governor of this State, the Lieutenant Governor, and the Judges of the 
Superior Court, shall be ex-ojficio members of the Society. 

Said Corporation shall meet once a year for the choice of a President. Vice- 
President, Corresponding Secretary, Recording Secretary, Treasurer, and such 
other officers as may be designated from time to time by the by-laws of the 
Society. 

The first meeting of the Society shall be holden at the State House in 
Hartford at such time as shall be designated by the Honorable John Trumbull. 
notice thereof being previously given in one or more newspapers printed in 
Hartford. 

Provided, nevertheless, that this act of incorporation shall be subiect to be 
revoked or altered, at the pleasure of the General Assembly. 



^^'iavos of tl]c Society. 



1. The Society shall consist of Resident, Corresponding, and Honorary 
Members. 

Resident members shall be persons residing- in the State of Connecticut; and 
no other shall be entitled to vote in any meeting of the Society. 

Honorary and corresponding- members shall be persons residing out of the 
State of Connecticut, and shall not be subject to any admission fee or tax. 

Honorary members shall be persons who may have rendered important public 
servnce to the State of Connecticut, or to the cause of historic inquiry, or litera- 
ture generally. 

2. No person shall be voted for as an honorary, corresponding, or resident 
member, until at least one month after his nomination by the Committee on 
Membership; and every such vote shall be taken by ballot, at a regular 
meeting, at which no less than ten members are present. 

3. Every nomination for the election of honoran,- or corresponding mem- 
bers shall be based on the application, in writing, of two resident members, 
stating the reason for such nomination, and the qualifications of the persons 
proposed for membership. 

4. Whenever a vote shall be taken on the admission of a member, and there 
shall be found two ballots against his admission, the presiding oliicer shall 
declare the election postponed. At the ne.xt regular meeting, if the recom- 
mendation of the committee shall be renewed, he may be admitted by the votes 
of two-thirds of the members present. 

5. Resident members shall pay, on admission, three dollars, and two dollars 
every subsequent year, if they reside within, and one dollar if they reside with- 
out, the limits of the town of Hartford; or, in lieu thereof, any person entitled 
to be a member may constitute himself a life member by paying at one time the 
sum of twenty-five dollars. 

6. Should any person elected as a resident member omit to signify his 
acceptance of such election within one month after receiving notice thereof, 
and to pay the admission fee, he shall forfeit the privilege of becoming a 
member. The payment of the annual assessment shall hereafter constitute a 
condition of continued membership, and the neglect or refusal to pay the siime 
for the period of six months after the annual meeting of the Society shall be 
deemed a withdrawal from the Societv. 



7. A copy of the by-laws shall be presented within one month after the 
adoption of this by-law. by the Recording Secretary, to every resident member. 
to be signed and returned to the Secretary; and members who shall subscribe 
the same shall thereafter be considered as accepting the provision respecting 
the annual assessment and the conditions of membership. 

II. OFFICERS. 

1. The ofticers of the Society, to be elected at the annual meeting by ballot, 
and to hold their offices for one year and until others shall be chosen, shall be — 
a President, not exceeding eight Vice-Presidents, a Recording Secretary, a 
Corresponding Secretary, a Treasurer, a Committee on Membership, to consist 
of seven members; Committees on the Library-, on Publication, and on Monthly 
Papers, each to consist of three members. 

The preceding officers and the chairmen of the several committees shall 
constitute the Standing Committee of the Society. 

A Librarian and Cabinet Keeper shall be appointed, on the nomination of the 
Standing Committee, whenever such appointment shall be deemed advisable. 

2. The President shall be, ex-ojicio, chairman of the Standing Committee, 
and a member of the Membership, Library, and Publication Committees; shall 
preside at all meetings of the Society and Standing Committee; call, by him- 
self or Secretary, all meetings of the Society, and deliver or provide for an 
address at the annual meeting. 

3. The Recording Secretary shall have custody of the hies, records, and seal 
of the Society; shall give notice to new members of their election, and furnish 
them certificates of membership; keep an accurate journal of the transactions 
of the Society and Standing Committee; and, when directed by the proper 
officer, call the meetings of the same. 

4. The Corresponding Secretary shall conduct the correspondence in behalf 
of the Society. 

5. The Treasurer shall receive the admission fees, and report the names of 
the persons paying the same to the Recording Secretary; and shall also receive 
all other moneys due, and all donations or bequests of money made to the 
Society; shall pay to the order of the Chairman of the Standing Comnuitee 
such sums as may be required for the ordinary expenses of the Society and such 
as the Society may otherwise direct to be paid; shall keep a true and faithful 
account of all moneys received and paid by him. and of the property and debts 
of the Society; and shall, at the annual meeting, render a particular statement. 
to be examined and audited by a committee who shall be appointed at such 
annual meeting for that purpose. 

6. The Librarian, under the direction of the Library Committee shall 
arrange and have charge of all books, pamphlets, manuscripts, and other 
articles deposited in the rooms of the Society; and shall, before every annual 
meeting of the Society, make a full report to the Library Committee of his 
doings as Librarian during the past year, and of the condition of the Library. 



-. To the Committee on Membership shall be referred all the propositions for 
the admission of members. No nominations for membership shall be consid- 
ered or acted upon by the Committee during- a regular meeting of the Society. 

S. The Committee on the Library shall, before each annual meeting, make 
a careful examination of the books and other articles deposited in the rooms of 
the Society, and shall report thereon to the Standing Committee, including in 
such report the annual report of the Librarian. They may make purchases 
for the Library, under the direction of the Society, within the income of the 
Library fund, or to such an amount as may be appropriated by a vote of the 
Society for such purpose. 

9. The Publication Committee shall have the superintendence of all publi- 
cations ordered by the Society. They shall, from time to time, report to the 
Society respecting the selection and arrangement of such papers, from the 
Library of the Society or other sources, as are most suitable for publication in 
volumes of the Society's Collections. 

10. The Standing Committee shall act generally in behalf of the Society, 
fill all vacancies in any offices until the next regular meeting of the Society, 
and make an annual report to the Society. Any three members of this Com- 
mittee may constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, and a notice 
for a meeting of the Society shall be deemed a notice for the meeting of this 
Committee. 

III. MEETINGS. 

1. An annual meeting shall be held in the month of May, at such time and 
place as the Standing Committee shall appoint. 

2. A regular meeting shall be held on the first Tuesday evening of each 
month, unless suspended by a vote of the Society. 

3. Special meetings shall be called by the President, or, in his absence, by 
the Recording Secretary, on the application of three members. 

4. Previous notice of any meeting of the Society shall be given in one or 
more public prints. And at any meeting, duly called and notified, seven 
members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, other than 
the admission of new members, or the negotiation of exchange. 

IV. DONATIONS AND DEPOSITS. 

1. All donations to and deposits with the Society shall be entered in a book 
kept for that purpose. 

2. No donations shall be exchanged or disposed of unless the Society have 
a cjuplicate of the same. 

3. All deposits left with the Society shall be carefully preserved, and may 
at any time be taken by the depositor in person, or delivered on his written 
order. But every deposit which shall not be so reclaimed or withdrawn, shall, 
after the decease of the depositor, be entered as a donation, and become the 
property of the Society; unless, at the time of making the deposit, other con- 
ditions shall be prescribed by the depositor. 



V. LI13RARY. 

1. The rooms, with all books, manuscripts, pictures, and articles belongir,' 
to or deposited with the Society, shall be under the immediate charge of ti.e 
Librarian, acting under the direction of the Library Committee. 

2. The Library shall be opened for the inspection of the public, and the 
examination of books and manuscripts, and transcription therefrom, at such 
time, and on such conditions, as shall be prescribed by the Libran,' Committee; 
and no book or manuscript shall be taken from the room without a special vote 
of the Society, except by the Committee on Publication. 

VI. PUBLICATION FUND. 

The legacy left to the Society by the late President, the Hon. Thomas Day, 
the avails of all life memberships, and all special donations and subscriptions 
which may be made thereto, shall constitute a Publication Fund — the income 
of which shall be applied, under the direction of the Publication Committee, 
towards the expense of such publications as may be ordered by the Society. 

VII. ALTERATIONS. 

Any alteration of these by-laws shall be submitted to a regular meeting, held 
prior to that on which the vote on the same is taken. 



prcsibent's Ctbbrcss 



nrvY DUTY on this occasion is simple and ma\' be briefly 
/'( performed. It is first to congratulate the members 
of the Connecticut Historical Society on its continued 
prosperit}', on the value of the work which it is doing for 
the communit}', and on the appreciation of that work which 
is shown in many ways; then to give a brief statement of the 
work of the year, that it may be placed on record in an acces- 
sible form, leaving to the Librarian the pleasant duty of enu- 
merating the gifts made to us and reminding us of their value; 
and lastly, while calling your attention to the Treasurer's re- 
port, to ask you to take into serious consideration our financial 
condition, in the confident belief that 3'ou will de\-ise some way 
of providing for its betterment, 

MEMBERSHIP. 

During the year, we have elected thirteen resident mem- 
bers, one of them becoming a life-member. Nine resident 
members, including three life-members, have died, and four 
resident members have resigned. Our accessions have exactly 
balanced our losses, and we have on our roll now, as we had a 
year ago, 329 resident members, of whom 48 are life-members. 
If to these we add the 5 honorary members and the 20 corre- 
s|>onding members whose names still appear in our printed 
lists, we shall continue to count 354 members in all. There 
are, however, three of the honorary' members who were elected 
re.spectiv'ely sixt^'-four, sixty, and fifty -four years ago, of 
whom we can find no trace; and several of the correspond- 
ing members elected some time since have also passed out of 
J^ight. I suggest that it would be well to authorize the Stand- 
ing Committee to revise the lists that they may correspond 
with the presumed facts of the case. 



OBITUARY. 

I add brief notes of the nine resident members who have 
died. 

Curtis Judson, the last survivor of those who were con- 
stituted life-members in consideration of contributions for tlie 
building of the Wadsworth Athenaeum, his membership dat- 
ing from April 2, 1844, ^ i^^^^ ^or many years well-known in 
Hartford, died at the age of 92 on the i8th day of June, 1903. 

Hon. DwiGHT LooMis, sometime Judge of the Supreme 
Court of Errors, wdio became an ex -officio member of the 
Society in 1875 on his appointment to the judicial bench. 
and continued his membership when on his retirement by 
reason of age he was appointed State Referee, a man de- 
servedly held in honor by his fellow-citizens, died on the 17th 
of September, 1903. 

Levi Elmore Coe, Mayor and Judge of the City Court of 
Meriden, admitted to membership in 1895, died on the 2d of 
November, 1903. 

RoswELL Atkins, ex- Judge of Probate for the District of 
Bristol, and like many other surveyors a local antiquarian, ad- 
mitted a member in 1890, died on the iSth of November, 1903. 

Jeremiah Mervin Allen, a man of high attainment in 
matters of applied scientific knowledge, President of the 
Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company, 
admitted to life -membership in 1889, died on the 29th of 
December, 1903. 

Ralph Guernsey Hibbard, for many years a successful 
teacher of elocution and instructor in that department in Wes- 
leyan University, admitted a member of the Society in 1895, 
died on the 26th of January, 1904. 

Richard A. Wheeler, of Stonington, one of our Vice- 
Presidents, among the leading men in the eastern part of the 
State, both by inclination and by study devoted to historical 
study, a life-member of the Society since 1S73, died ou the 
6th of April, 1904. 

Roger Welles, of Newington, long actively engaged in 
the practice of the law and prominent in public alTairs, ad- 
mitted to membership in 1S87, died on the 5th of May, 1904. 



Rev. LiNDALL WiNTHROP Saltoxstall, a descendant 
of early New-England governors, sometime rector of Christ 
Church in this city, admitted a member in 1901, died on the 
J 1st of May, 1904. 

MEETINGS. 

As usual, eight monthly meetings have been held, for which 
the Committee on Papers, for whose zealous labors I again ex- 
press the thanks of the Society, has pro\'ided papers as follows: 

In October, by P. Henry Woodward, Esq., on "The Star- 
Route Frauds." 

In November, b}^ Professor Flavel S. Luther of Trinity Col- 
lege, on " Galileo." 

In December, by Walter R. Steiner, M. D., on ''Governor 
John Winthrop, Junior, as a Physician." 

In January, b}^ Charles B. Whiting, Esq., on "Some Inci- 
dents in Connection with the Early History of the Govern- 
ment." 

In February, by Jonathan Trumbull, Esq., on "The Con- 
flicting Accounts of Tryon's Invasion of Norwalk." 

In March, by Lewis E. Stanton, Esq., being "Recollections 
of Law and Law3'ers." 

In April, by Clarence Winthrop Bowen, Esq., on "Unpub- 
lished Papers of Baron Yon Closen, aide-de-camp of General 
Rochambeau," illustrated bj' photographic reproductions of 
parts of the manuscripts and of the sketches which the author 
*■ made in connection with them. 

In Ma}', by George A. Parker, Esq., being "Historical 
Reilections on the Encampment of General Putnam's Army 
at Redding." 

It has added greatly to the interest of our meetings that the 
Recording Secretary has on nearly every occasion reported 
some valuable accession to the documents or historical articles 
in the Society's possession, and that the gifts have called forth 
interesting remarks from members. The most important of 
these accessions will be noted in the Librarian's report, and I 
refrain from speaking further of them, except to say that it 



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is a source of great satisfaction that our collections are con- 
stantly increasing in number and in value, while \-ct wc 
cannot but feel anxiety as to the possibilit}- of providing in- 
definitely, in our limited quarters, for the custody and the 
use of that which may be entrusted to us. 

PUBLICATIONS. 

The Society's only publication during the year has been the 
Annual Report for 1903, to which the Librarian appended a 
carefully prepared list of the Public Documents of the first 
fourteen Congresses, 1789-18 17, twenty-four hundred and one 
volumes of which are in our library. The copy for the second 
volume, from 1758 to 1762, of the French and Indian War 
Rolls, has been prepared, and a part of it is already in print. 

LIBRARY. 

I do not need to ask 3'our careful attention to the report of 
the Librarian. He has continued his self-denying, enthusias- 
tic, and painstaking labors for us, and is making the books 
and manuscripts in our possession more useful and therefore 
more valuable year by year. We cannot but regret that the 
amount which we are able to appropriate for purchases is not 
as large as is needed to keep the library at its present grade of 
completeness; but we are confident that more cannot be done 
with the means at our disposal. Among other tasks willingly 
undertaken, the Librarian has arranged and bound in thirty- 
eight large volumes 5,393 manuscript documents, which have 
thus been made serviceable for students of history. 

FINANCIAL CONDITION. 

I have closed my annual address for the past two years with 
words in regard to the financial condition of the Society. Our 
funds are carefully invested, and we are not in debt. The 
income of the Publication P'und, say S250 a year, with the 
annual appropriation from the State of 5 1,000 and the amount 
received from the sale of volumes already issued, is needed to 
defray the cost of new publications; and much more of great 
value might be published, could we afford it. The appropria- 
tion from the Wadsworth Athenaeum, which for several years 
past has been S400 but owing to peculiar circumstances is this 



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vcar but $250, is applied to the purchase of books. The in- 
come from the General Fund is about $600, and this with the 
receipts from admission fees and annual dues gives us an in- 
come for general purposes of about 31,050, an amount which 
is quite inadequate to our needs. With the greatest possible 
economy and husbanding of resources, it is impossible, as I 
said last year, to do the Society's work on the Society's in- 
come. The Treasurer will in his report tell you of this with 
greater detail; and I bespeak your favorable consideration for 
his recommendations. I am sure that we can confidenth- ap- 
peal to our own members for gifts, certainly in the way of 
special contributions for a term of years to be applied for cur- 
rent expenses including the increase of the Library; and I 
think we can with like confidence appeal to the public, for 
whom w^e provide free of charge a hall in which are gathered 
many articles of great interest, a library well stored with 
books which are constantly consulted b}' investigators, and 
publications of almost unique value. And I trust that some 
way may soon be devised for making effectively the appeal 
which it seems to be our duty to make, quite as much in the 
interest of the public as in that of the Society. 

Samuel Hart, 

President. 



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iibrarian's 2^eport, 



Mr. Presidejit and Members of the Society: 

AFTER what has already been said in previous reports it 
J* hardly seems necessary to again remind the members of 
the Society of the wants, which are fast becoming neces- 
sities, in the way of increase both in room and funds. The 
plan resorted to by the Library of Congress, before the com- 
pletion of the present building, of stacking many books in a 
pile on the floor bids fair to soon become a necessity with us; 
while the gradual decrease of our funds must soon cause a 
considerable curtailment in our already moderate expenditures. 

Owing to the delapidated condition of their bindings it has 
been found necessary to withdraw from use until they can be 
rebound many of the volumes of the Hartford Courant, Hart- 
ford Times and New York Tribune between the years 1S50 
and 1890. The expense of rebinding these volumes will be 
considerable, and there is no suitable shelving for them. The 
bound files of these papers since 1890 are in piles on the floor 
of our newspaper room and are each year becoming more dif- 
ficult of access. 

The trustees of the Wadsworth Athenceum at their annual 
meeting in January appropriated S250 to this Society to be 
expended in the purchase of books. This sum added to the 
five previous annual appropriations shows a total of S2.325 ap- 
propriated by the Atheuceum to this Society, of which 51S0.S2 
remains unexpended. Since the last annual meeting So-i-Q^^"* 
has been expended on the Athen:ieum account in the purchase 
of 95 volumes and nine pamphlets. These added to the numl^er 
previously purchased give a total of 675 volumes and 89 pam- 
phlets or 764 titles now on our shelves credited to the Athe- 
naeum. The average cost of these, including the binding of a 
few of them, is $2.80. The additions during the past year 
are as follows: 



Account of meeting of descendants of T. White, Philadelphia. 1879. 

Atkins, F. H. J. Atkins, the story of a family. Albany, 1891. 

lianla, T. M, Sayre family. New York. 1901. 

Barber, D. History of my own times. Washington, 1S27, 1828. 

Bartlett, J. R, Genealogy of descendants of J. Russell. Providence. 
1S79. 

Bascom, R. O. Fort Edward book. Fort Edward. 1903. 

Baxter, K. S. Godchild of Washington, . New York, 1897. 

Beaman, C. C. Historical sketch of Scituate, R. I. Phenix, 1877. 

Bolton, C. K, Boltons of Old and New England. Albany. 1SS9, 

Bolton, H, C., & R. P, Family of Bolton. New York. 1895. 

Burleigh, C. Genealogy of Ingalls family. Maiden. 1903. 

Centennial of Gardiner, Me. Gardiner. 1903. 

Chester, J. L. Genealogy of Hutchinson family, Boston. 186S. 

Clarke, L. B. Greenes of Rhode Island. New York. 1903. 

Cogswell, E, C. History of New Boston, N. H. Boston. 1864. 

Corey, D. P. Births, marriages and deaths in Maiden. Mass. Cam- 
bridge. 1903. 

Cunningham, A. R. Letters and diary of J. Rowe. Boston. 1903. 

Curtiss, F. H. Genealogy of Curtiss family. Boston. 1903. 

Dean, A. D. Genealogy of Tripp family. Scranton. 1903. 

Dean, A. I). Genealogy of Dean family. Scranton. 1903. 

De la Mater, La F. Genealogy of descendants of C. Le Maitrc. Albany. 
1882. 

Doty, L. L. History of Livingston Co., N. Y. Geneseo. 1876. 

Ellis, C. H, Genealogical record of Bradfords, Fullers and EUises. 
Fort Fairfield. 1900. 

Estes, C. Estes genealogy, Salem. 1894. 

Field, D. D. History of Haddam and East Haddam. Reprint, New 
York. 1892. 

Fielding, H, C, Ancestors and descendants of L Alden and I. Smith. 

[1903.] 
Genealogy of C. and N. Stearns and descendants. [Syracuse, 1901.] 
[Gilpin, T.] Exiles in Yirginia. Philadelphia. 1S4S. 
(ilenn, T. A. Pedigree of R. Borden. Philadelphia. 1901. 
Gragg, L P. Homes of Mass. ancestors of Gen. J. Hooker. Boston. 

1900. 
Greenwood, L J. Weaver family of N. Y. Boston. 1S93. 
Guild, E. P. Centennial of Heath, Mass. 1SS5. 
Hammond, F, S, Genealogy of Hammond families. Oneida. 1902. 

1904. 
Hopkins, T. Kelloggs of old world and new. San Francisco. 1903. 
Hosmer, G. L. Historical sketch of Deer Island. Me. Boston. 1SS6. 
House, C. J. Names of soldiers of American Revolution in Maine. 

Augusta, 1903, 
Jameson, E. O. Jamesons in America. Boston. 1901. 
KeitTer, H. M. *' Forks of the Delaware." Faston. 1902, 
King, M. F, Annals of Oxford, Me. Portland. 1903, 
King, M. F. Vital statistics of Gorham, .Me. Portland. 1S97. 



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Labaw, G. W. Preakness and its Reformed Church. New York. n/)2. 

Lapham, W. B. Genealogical sketches of R. and J. Ilazelton. Portland. 
1892. 

Lapham, W. B. S. Clason and descendants. Augusta. 1S92. 

Leach, J. G. History of Binghurst family. Philadelphia. 1901. 

Libby, C. T. Libby family in America, Portland. 1862. 

Lathrop, T. J. N. White family. Taunton. 1902. 

Mooar, G. Cummings memorial. New York. 1903. 

Moore, H. L. A. Moore and his descendants. Lawrence. 1903. 

Murray, L. W. Story of "Azilum," Pa. 1903. 

Ogden, C. B, Quaker Ogdens in America. Philadelphia. 1898. 

Paine, A. W. Paine genealogy: Ipswich branch. Bangor. 18S1. 

Perry, C. B. C. D'Wolf his ancestors and descendants. New York. 
1902. 

Pierce, C. E. Descendants of R. and P. Thayer. Pawtucket. 1S96. 

Records of town of Tisbury, Mass. Boston. 1903. 

Richmond, J. B. Richmond family. Boston. 1S97. 

Rutherford, L. Family records and events. Xew York. 1894. 

Sanford, C. E. Early history of llopkinton, [X. Y.] Boston, 1903. 

Sawyer, T. T. Old Charlestown, Mass. Boston. 1902. 

Southern Historical Society Papers vol, 30. Richmond. 1902. 

Stearnes, E. S. Fitch genealogy, Boston, 1902, 

Stevens, F. S, Genealogy of Stevens family, Bridgeport, [1S91.] 

Stocking, C, H, \Y, Stocking ancestry, 1903. 

Stockwell, M. Le B, Descendants of F. Le Barron. Boston. 1904. 

Summers, L. P. History of southwest Virginia. Richmond. 1903. 

Temple, J. H. History of North Brookfield, Mass, 1S87, 

Tiffany and Lesley eds. Letters of J, Murray. Boston. 1901. 

Town of Weston, Mass. Births, marriages, deaths, gravestones, church 
records. Boston. 1901. 

Van Wagenen, A. S. Genealogy of J. Stearns and descendants. [Syra- 
cuse. 1901.] 

Vermont marriages, vol. i. Burlington. 1903, 

Vinton, J. A. Upton memorial, Bath. 1S74, 

Vital records of Arlington, Mass, Boston, 1904, 

Vital records of Barre. Mass. Worcester, 1903. 

Vital records of Becket, Mass. Boston. 1903. 

Vital records of Bedford, Mass. Boston. 1903. 

Vital records of Georgetown, Mass. Boston. 1903. 

Vital records of Gill, Mass. Boston. 1904. 

Vital records of Great Barrington, Mass. Boston. icK)4. 

Vital records of Holden, Mass. Worcester. 1904. 

Vital records of Lee, Mass.. Boston. 1903. 

Vital records of Manchester, Mass. Salem. 1903. 

Vital records of ^L1rblehead, Mass., vol. i. births. Salem. 1903. 

Vital records of Middleton. Mass, Top>held. 1904. 

Vital records of Millbury. Mass. Worcester. 1003. 

Vital records of New Braintree, Mass. lioston. 1904- 

Vital records of Petersham, .\Liss. Worcester, 1904, 



Vital records of Shrewsbury, Mass. Worcester. 1904. 

Vital records of Southborough, Mass. Worcester. 1903. 

Vital records of Sudbury, Mass. Boston. 1903. 

Vital records of Topsfield, Mass. Boston. 1903. 

Vital records of Tyringham, Mass. Boston. 1903. 

Vital records of Upton, Mass. Worcester. 1904. 

Vital records of Waltham, Mass. Boston. 1904. 

Vital records of Washington. Mass. Boston. 1904. 

Walworth, C. A. Walworths of America. Albany. 1S97. 

Wheeler, J. H. Reminiscences of North Carolina. Columbus. 1884. 

Whiting, H., ed. Revolutionary orders of Gen. Washington. New Vork. 

1844. 
W'ing, C. P. Register of J. Wing and descendants. 1881. 
Wood, J. A. Descendants of J. & B. Wood. Concord. 1902. 
Woods. E. Albemarle County, Va. [Charlottesville. 1901.] 
Woodworth, E. B. Descendants of W. Woodworth. Boston. 1901. 
Wright, A. H. Descendants of V. Williams. New Haven. 1SS7. 

Perhaps the most important work done for the library dur- 
ing the year has been the arranging, mounting and binding in 
pennanent form of 5,393 manuscripts. Thi-s number of course 
is only a small portion of our collection, but the addition of 38 
folio volumes to our shelves of bound manuscripts certainly 
forms a notable item in the year's work. The majority of 
these manuscripts were arranged and mounted during the 
year; but some w^hich were received by the Society as long 
ago as 1840 had been arranged and mounted on stubs for 
binding more than twenty-five years ago. The arrangement 
of some of these early, previousl}' mounted documents now 
seems open to criticism, as the arrangement of those recently 
mounted may be criticised at some future time. All of the 
documents and letters now bound have been mounted on or 
interleaved with sheets of plain white paper. A series of 
bound volumes of letters that were presented to the Society 
many ^-ears ago and are not so interleaved serving as a beau- 
tiful example of how such manuscripts should not be bound. 

The titles of the volumes of manuscripts bound during the 
year with the number of documents in each are as follows: 

Agents Letters, 1742-1773. (82). 
Babcock Letters, 1S03-1811. (160). 
Connecticut Cincinnati, 1783-1S07. (90). 
Council of Safety, 1775-1783. (210). 
^'ouncil Orders, 1743-1775. (96). 
1 itch Tapers, 1755-17^^5- (jS). 



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Gray Papers, vol. i, 1777-1779. (131). 

Gray Papers, vol. 2, 1779-1782. (145). 

W. S. Johnson Papers, Susquehannah Lands, [1754-1795.] (45). 

W. S. Johnson Papers, Mohegan Indians, [1748-175 1.] (104). 

W. S. Johnson Papers, Letters to, 1760-1790. (136). 

W. S. Johnson Papers, Letters by, 1767-1793. (115). 

J. Law Papers, vol. i, 1741-1747. (137). 

J. Law Papers, vol. 2. 1744-1747. (158). 

J. Law Papers, vol. 3, 1747-1750. (151). 

J. Law Papers, vol. 4, 1745-1749. (120). 

J. Law Papers, vol. 5, 1741-1750. (90). 

Separate Church Papers, vol, i, 1733-1772. (199). 

Separate Church Papers, vol. 2, 1772-1815. (209). 

Separate Church Papers, vol. 3, 1773-1S11. (83). 

J. C. Smith Papers, vol. i, i783-»iSi2. (179). 

J. C. Smith Papers, vol. 2, 1S12-1813. (160). 

J. C. Smith Papers, vol. 3, 1S13. (161). 

J. C. Smith Papers, vol. 4, 1S13-1S14. (157) 

J. C. Smith Papers, vol. 5, 1S14. (164). 

J. C. Smith Papers, vol. 6, 1814. (160). 

J. C. Smith Papers, vol, 7, 1814-1S15, (161). 

J. C. Smith Papers, vol. S, 1815. (153). 

J. C, Smith Papers, vol, 9, 18 16. (160). 

J. C. Smith Papers, vol. 10, 1S16. (174). 

J. C. Smith Papers, vol. Ii, 1816-1S29. (164). 

J. C. Smith Papers, vol. 12, 1S29-1S45. (117). 

Talcott Papers, Agents Letters [1724-1742], Council Orders [1725-1743]. (94). 

Talcott Papers, Letters, 1723-1741. (177). 

Jonathan Trumbull Jr. Papers, Paymaster General, vol. r, 1775-177C. (15S). 

Jonathan Trumbull Jr. Papers, Paymaster General, vol. 2, 1776-1783. (169). 

Jonathan Trumbull Jr. Papers, U. S. Gov't Letters, 177S-1809. (114). 

Woodbridge Papers, 1777-1798. (129), 



As showing what interesting items the Society owns on a 
given subject the following list of an exhibit made in our hall 
on the anniversary of the Battle of Lexington is worthy of 
note: 

MANUSCRIPTS. 

Letter from Israel Putnam dated "Concord April 21. 1775" — ^ copy made 
by Ebenezer Williams at Pomfret, Conn., the ne.xt day and forwarded to (jov. 
Jonathan Trumbull. 

Pay roll of the first company from Lebanon which marched April 22. 1775. 
under command of Capt. James Clark. In handwriting of William Williams 
signer of the Declaration of Independence. 

Diary of Elizabeth Foote of Colchester who on April 22, 1775, made "Bis- 
cuit for to carry to fight the regulars." 



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( Mficial announcement of the "slaughter of the innocent inhabitants" on 
April 19, sent from the Massachusetts "Provincial Congress, Watertown April 
'"•>. 1775." by a special messenger " To the GoV & Co of Connecticut." Signed 
l)v "Joseph Warren Presid^ Pro Temp," 

Agreement of the Wethersfield Company of Volunteers, April 23, 1775. This 
copy, in the handwriting of Silas Deane is not signed by the members of the 
company. 

Letter from Silas Deane dated at Wethersfield April 24, 1775, addressed "To 
Capt" John Chester of the Wethersfield Independ^s on their March to Boston. '' 

Letter from Barnabas Deane, Ensign of the Wethersfield company, written 
from " Pomphret, April 25, 1775," while on the march towards Boston, to his 
brother Silas. 

Address of the Provincial Congress of Massachusetts "to the inhabitants of 
Cireat Britain," dated "Watertown, April 25, 1775." Signed by "Joseph War- 
ren President P. T." and " Sam^ Freeman Secr>' P. T." 

Autograph letter of Benedict Arnold, commander of the company which 
marched from New Haven upon the alarm. 

Autograph letter of Jedediah Huntington, commander of the company which 
marched from Norwich upon the alarm. 

Autograph letter of Samuel Holden Parsons, commander of the company 
which marched from New London upon the alarm. 

ENGRAVINGS. 

A political caricature engraved in 1774 by Paul Revere, the hero of the mid- 
night ride of April 18, 1775. 

Pictures of the battles at Lexington and Concord: 

" The Battle of Lexington, April 19th, 1775." Plate I. 
" Plate IL, A View of the Town of Concord." 
"Plate in., The Engagement at the North Bridge in Concord." 
" Plate IV., A View of the South Part of Lexington." 
Engraved by Amos Doolittle, Connecticut's first engraver, from drawings by 
Ralph Earle, the portrait painter, both of whom were in the provincial army 
near Boston in 1775. The earliest series of American historical engravings, 
published Dec. 13, 1775. 

PRINTED DOCUMENTS. 

Proclamation for "a Day of public P'asting and Prayer" in Connecticut 
April 19, 1775, because (among other reasons) of the "threatening the Loss of 
our Privileges and Liberty." 

Account of the engagement on April 19. In The Connecticut Gazette, New 
London, April 28, 1775. 

A I Declaration | by the 1 Representatives | of the [ United Colonies ] of | 
North-America, | now met in | General Congress | at | Philadelphia, | Setting 
forth the Causes an Necessity of their | taking up | Arms. | Philadelphia: 
Printed. | Watertown: | Re-Printed and Sold by Benjamin Edes. I I775- i 

Depositions made by various inhabitants of Lexington concerning the battle. 
I-iid before the Continental Congress in Philadelphia May 11, 1775. In the 
Journal of Congress, vol. I, Philadelphia, 1777. 



The manuscripts received during the year are as follows: 

Charles M. Glazier, Hartford. 

Letters (probably all to Samuel Kellogg of Hartford) from Gideon \Vei^e^ 
(5), John M. Niles (3), James Dixon (2) and I. Toucey (i). 

Dr. Ida R. Gridley, Collinsville. 

"Curious old papers" — account book, sermons, letters, deeds, etc. 

Z. Belle Hamlin, Buffalo, N. Y. 

Holograph letters of "A. Lincoln," Aug, 8, 1862; and " S. P. Chase." 
June 6, 1S64, with pencil indorsement by Lincoln. 

Louise Clare Hoppin, Pom fret. 

Record book of the proprietors of the United English Library in Pomfret, 
1739-1805. 

Charles T. Martin, Hartford. 

Births marriages and deaths copied from the town records of Harwinton, 
vols. I, 2, from 1724 to 1792, 

Col. Brands Parsons, Hartford. 

Copy of correspondence between the French Government and the Com- 
missioners to negotiate the treaty of 1800. 

Edward Porrit, Hartford. 

Manuscript of his book "The Unreformed House of Commons." 

Edward B. Pratt, Hartford. 

Saybrook Congregational Church records, 1 736-1782. Copy. 

Miss J, Triunbiill Ripley, Pomfret. 

Trumbull & House, Ledger A, beginning Aug. 17S2: I. & D. Trumbull, 
partnership account, beginning 1784: Jonathan TrumbulTs Journals 
A. & B., June 17S4— May 17SS. 

Edwin B. Smead, Ha7-tford. 

Copy of long family record from the Bible of William Joyce. 
Charles Otis Thompson, Pomfret. 

Volume containing an orderly book of the seige of Havana in 1762, and 
Israel Putnam's journal of his voyage to the Mississippi river in 1772-3. 
Edward S. Ti Hot son, Wethersfield. 

Wethersfield Vital Records 1634-18 54. Copy. 
Charles B. Whittelsey, Hartford. 

Blue print charts of descendants of Peter and Jane (Vorhees) Sedam and 
Nehemiah and Elizabeth (Burger) Hunt. 
Purchased. 

Plan and list of proprietors (from Norwich, Conn.) of the town of Usher. 
Pa., in the Delaware purchase, 1796. 

A number of these manuscripts require further mention. 
Mr. Thompson's gift, the cover of which bears the printed 
title "Gen. Putnam's Journal .S: \'oyage from Xew York to 
the Balize 1772," contains a daily journal iu the handwriting 



(.f Israel Putnam from Dec. 26, 1772 to March 28, 1773, ex- 
cc})t for Feb. 2-8 and 26-28 wliich are missing. This trip to 
tlic Mississippi river was made in the interest of the " Military 
Adventurers " or " Mihtary Lands Co." composed of soldiers 
of the Havana expedition of 1762 who, by the efforts in Eng- 
land of Gen. Phineas Lyman, believed themselves entitled to 
military bounty lands and located a tract above Xew Orleans. 
The English government refused to allow the grant and the 
Xew Englanders who went out there were obliged to settle 
wherever they could find unoccupied land. This is the long- 
est manuscript known to exist in Israel Putnam's handwrit- 
ing, and it shows that in his hand the pen was not mightier 
than the sword. The journal is supplemented by extracts 
copied from the journal kept on the same voyage by Rufus 
Putnam. The volume also contains an orderly book in an 
unknown hand written during the expedition against Ha- 
vana, where Israel Putnam was Lieutenant- Colonel of the 
Connecticut troops, covering from Aug. 25 to Oct. 16, 1762, 
except for Sept. 10, 14, Oct. 11, 12 which are entirely missing 
and Sept. 3, 11, 15, 19, Oct. 15 which are imperfect. Pasted 
into the volume is the " oath of allegiance " signed by " Israel 
Putnam M G" at Boston March 3, 1778, before *'\V. Heath 
M G." 

The Records of the L^nited English Library of Pomfret from 
its organization in 1739 to 1805, the gift of Miss Hoppin, are 
the earliest known extant records of a Connecticut library 
association, and but one similar library is known to have been 
organized in Connecticut at an earlier date than this. 

These gifts from Miss Hoppin and Mr. Thompson were 
secured through the efforts of our life member Charles T. 
Martin. 

The volume presented by Col. Parsons is of much historical 
importance containing as it does copies of all letters and docu- 
ments passing to and from the commission from the United 
States which negotiated a treaty with France in 1800. The 
book is believed to be in the handwriting of 01i\"er Ellsworth 
the head of the commission or of his son Oliver who accom- 
panied him to France as secretary. It is not known that this 
correspondence has been printed. 



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The Wethersfield Vital Records copied and presented by 
Mr. Tillotson covers with its index 341 pages. The index 
contains 8,372 names and nearly 13,000 references. 

Mr, Porritt's book, the manuscript of which he has pre- 
sented to us, was published by the University Press of Cam- 
bridge, England. Besides being an historical work of the 
first importance, it shows as has never been shown before the 
resources of Hartford's libraries, for although it is an English 
subject never before wTitten upon, at least five-eighths of the 
research for the work was done in this and the other public 
libraries in the city. 

The number of readers using our books during the 3'ear 
was 3,750, a decrease as compared with the 4,310 using them 
the previous year of about 13 per cent. The average number 
of readers daily was twelve. The extreme and continued cold 
weather during the winter probably accounts for the small 
number of readers in December, January and P'ebruary. The 
greatest number of readers came during the months of Octo- 
ber and March. While naturally the great majority of our 
readers are residents of Connecticut, 3'et a considerable num- 
ber are from other and sometimes from distant states. Out of 
twenty readers on one day seven were from the states of Mas- 
sachusetts, New^ Jersey, Xew^ York and Pennsylvania. 

During the 3'ear 41 printed volumes have been bound, a 
part of them in full "cloth," three or four in "half roan," 
the balance in "half morocco." The average cost of the bind- 
ing has been $1.05. 

The accessions during the 3'ear have been b\' donation 367 
volumes, 307 pamphlets and 73 miscellaneous; b\- exchange 
six volumes and 22 pamphlets; b3' purchase 89 volumes, 94 
pamphlets and 10 miscellaneous from the general funds of the 
Societ3', two volumes from the income of the Charles J. Hoadly 
fund, and 95 volumes and nine pamphlets from the Athenceum 
fund. Adding these gives 559 volumes, 42S pamphlets and S3 
miscellaneous, or a grand total of 1,070 pieces exclusive of 
manuscripts. The two volumes credited to the Hoadly fund 
are " Genealog3' of the Wheatle3' family" bx* Hannibal P. 
\Vheatle3' and ' ' Timoth3' and Rhoda Ogden Edwards and 
their descendants" by William H. Edwards. 



The only publication issued during the 3-ear was the annual 
report, a pamphlet of 54 pages. Work is now in progress 
u])on the second volume of Rolls of Connecticut Men in the 
I'Vench and Indian War which it is expected will cover the 
years 1758 to 1762. 

We are indebted to our corresponding member Prof. Charles 
M. Andrews, who is now abroad, for a photograph of a most 
interesting document discovered by him in England, a cop3^ of 
which is here given. 

To the Kings Most Excellent Matie. 

The humble Peticon of John Winthrop Esq'", in the name and by Order 
of your Matic* most Loyall, obedient and most dutifull Subjects, the Colony of 
Conectecut in New England in all humility 
Sheweth 

That your Ma^i^^^ Subjects of the said Colony of Conectecut at 
their greate expence in the beginning of the late unhappy Civil warr, became 
lawfully seized of all the Maineland and Islands, Bayes, Harbours, Creekes, 
Fresh Rivers Rivelits Mines Mineralls Quarries of Stones &c with Right of 
Clovernment in and over all the said Colony, Situate and lying in the West and 
Southward parts of New England bounded on the East with the Norriganset 
I>ay, on the North with the South Line of Mattechusets on the South with the 
Sea. and thence Westward to the Pacifique Sea, comprehending all that part of 
your Mamies Dominions Westward of the said Norriganset Bay called New 
England, to the Fortieth Degree of Lattitude North from the Equator, all 
which they peaceably enjoyed in the right of the right Honorable the Lord 
\ iscount Say and Seale and the Lord Brookes and other persons of Honour 
their Associates who were incorporated with the said Pattent about the Twelfth 
ycare of the Reigne of Your Ma^'^'s Royall Father of Blessed memory. Which 
Colony was settled in a Competent Measure by the said Originall Pattentees at 
their greate expence in Transporting some hundred of Families, Cattle of all 
kindes ffortifying the said Colony, in which Settlem^ your Ma'i*^* Peticoner 
was employed in the Right of the said Lords and their Associates the hrst Pat- 
tentees. 

The said Lord Viscount Say and Seale Lord Brookes and their Associates 
the Lord Proprietors unwilling to make further disbursements on the said Col- 
ony did by their Agent George ffenwicke Esq"" one of the said Proprietors make 
sale of the said Colony to the Peticoner and the rest of the Colonic your Ma^'^* 
good Subjects for a very valuable sume of money who have since built severall 
Towns and Villages which the Inhabitants have ever since peaceably enjoyed by 
virtue of their Purchase from the first Pattentees. 

But soe it is, the Originall F'attent being lost in a Falall Fire at Saybrook 
fort in the said Colony and the Duplicate being lost amongst those papers 
carryed beyond the Seas by the Lord Keeper Finch in the late Civill Troubles, 
\our Mati*^"* Peticoner has recourse (upon your Ma^i<^'* happy restoration) to 
the Grace and Clemency inherent in your Princely minde, and most humbly 
prayes the Renual of the said Pattent under your Ma''"-"^ greate Seale. 

And yo*" Ma^''^'* Peticoner and all those concerned in the said Colony, as 
they are bound in duty shall ever pray for your Majesty 

■J WiNTHROr 



Winthrop when he went to England in 1661 to secure a 
charter carried with him a formal petition to Kin,c^ Charles II. 
which had been approved by the General Assembly. He was 
also authorized by that body "as he shal see cause, • • -to 
draw up and p^sent any further Petition in behalf of this Col- 
ony, to his Ma^'^", as may be found necessary." Apparently 
he did ' ' see cause ' ' to present not only the petition which he 
carried w^ith him but also the one here given, for both are 
found among official or semi-official papers in England. This 
petition gives additional information concerning the "old pat- 
ent," so called, of Connecticut. 

To Prof. Andrews we are also indebted for the discovery- in 
England of a series of letters written more than 250 years ago 
by George P'enwick while he was a resident of vSaybrook, 
Conn., which give interesting items concerning the life there 
and the proposed sale of the fort to the "River Towns." 
Prof. Andrews has been requested to have full copies of these 
letters made for the Society's use, 

A volume of much historical interest to Hartford and vi- 
cinity as well as to descendants of early Connecticut settlers 
w^herever they may be found has just been issued from the 
press. It is a carefully prepared digest of the early probate 
records found in what is now the Hartford Probate District. 
This forms a handsome volume containing 600 pages of text 
and a full index of 60 pages covering the period from the first 
settlement of the colony to the year 1700. The work was pre- 
pared and issued by one of our members Mr. Charles W. Man- 
waring, and is understood to have been published under the 
patronage of three other members of the Society. 

• The first two volumes of a new history of Connecticut have 
been recently issued. The editor-in-chief of the work, Mr. 
Forrest Morgan, is one of our members, as are also two of 
the four associate editors, of whom our President is one. 

Our late president, Hon. J. Hannnond Trumbull, left in 
manuscript a work entitled " List of books printed in Connec- 
ticut, 1 709-1 800." This list has just been issued in handsome 
form by the Acorn Club. It gives the titles of above 1700 
books issued from the Connecticut presses during the period 
named. 



The State of Pennsylvania has favored us with 42 volumes, 
thus completing for our librar}- the second, third and fourth 
series of Pennsylvania Archives. Mr. Carl vStoeckel has pre- 
sented the second volume of the Correspondence of Maj. John 
Sedgwick, also above 80 volumes of a miscellaneous character 
including a number that are of considerable interest. The 
Ancient and Honorable Artillery Compan}- of Boston has 
presented a copy of "The Historic Booke" commemorating 
the visit of the Honorable Artillery Company of London. 
Through an exchange a copy of the Stamp Act printed in 
Xew^ London by Timothy Green in i765-w^as secured. This 
issue was officially published by the colony in an edition of 
300 copies, of which this is perhaps the only copy known to 
exist. Prof. Franklin B. Dexter has presented the third series 
of his Yale Biographies and Annals covering the 3'ears 1763- 
1778. 

Among other articles received are from the family of the 
late Gen. William B. Franklin a beautiful feather picture 
made by the Mexicans and exhibited at the Paris Exposition 
after w^hich it was presented to Gen. Franklin b}^ the Mexican 
Commissioner. From George \V. Cram of Xonvalk a large 
wrought iron latch and handle from the Wadsworth House 
formerly standing on the site of the Athenaeum and probably 
from the front door of the house. From his great-grand- 
daughter, Miss Eliza Scott Francis, of Wethers field, the fol- 
lowing relics of Rev. Col. Elisha Williams, sometime'rector of 
Yale College: a leather bag handsomely ornamented with a 
design in red and blue and a long carved cane inlaid with a 
metal design, both made by the Indians in Canada and pre- 
sented to him probably during the Louisbourg campaign of 
1745, 1746, also a tall iron candlestick brought by him from 
England in 1751. From Miss Harriet A. Clark of Hartford 
framed photographs of " Gaulden Manor House," Tolland, 
England, the former home of the Wolcott family. The Soci- 
ety has long possessed some of the deeds of this manor dated 
before the emigration of the Wolcotts to Xew England in 1630. 

Respectfully, 

Albert C. Bates, 

Librariiui. 



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INVESTMENTS 

HELD BY THK CONNECTICUT HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 

GENERAL FUND, 



Par Standing l.'a:>e: 

Value. at Valus. 

5 shares Hartford National Bank, - . - $500 00 134 $670 f>j 

15 shares Phcenix National Bank, _ _ . 1,500 00 iiS 1,770 00 

16 shares City Bank, Hartford, - - - - 1,600 00 89 1,424 00 
10 shares Pitts., Ft. Wayne & C. R. R. Co., - 1,000 00 17S 1,780 cxj 
40 shares Atchison, Top, & Santa Fe R. R., - 4,000 00 92 3,680 00 
20 shares Southern Railway, preferred, - - 2,000 00 83 1,660 00 
15 shares St. Louis tS: San Fran. R. R., ist pref., 1,500 00 65 975 00 

Deposit with Society for Savings, ... 494 09 — 494 09 

I Bond Syracuse Coal and Salt Co., - - - 1,000 00 — — 



!>I2,453 09 



PUBLICATION FUxND. 

20 shares Clev. & Pitts. R. R. Co., - - - $1,000 00 17S ^1.780 00 

10 shares Union Pacific R. R., preferred, - - 1,000 00 91 910 00 

Deposit with the Society for Savings, - - 3,938 17 — 3,93* 17 

Deposit with Charter Oak National Bank, - 1,071 50 — 1,071 50 

2 Bonds Syracuse Coal and Salt Co., - - 1,000 00 — — 

$7,699 67 

BOOK FUND. 

Deposit with the Society for Savings, - - $526 77 — $526 77 

CHARLES J. HOADLY FUND. 

Deposit with Mechanics Savings Bank, - - $234 13 — $234 13 



Hartford, May i, 1904. 



John E. Morris, Tn-asu 



rer. 



I have compared above statements of funds, and find securities in the hands 
of the Treasurer. 

J. G. Woodward, Auditor. 



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IHcmbers of tl]e Socktij. 



Hamcs, Kcsibcncc, anb Date of Qbniission. 



Those m Italics are Life Memuers. 

Allen, Mrs. Carrie White, Hartford, Nov. 4, 1902. 

Allen, Norniand Francis, Hartford, Nov. 4, 1902. 

Alton, Charles D., M. D., Hartford, Nov. 13, iSSS. 

Alvord, Samuel Morgan, Hartford, April 7, 1903. 

Anderson, Joseph, D. D., Waterbury, May 27, 1903. 

Andrews, Myron Allen, West Hartford, Jan. 10, 1S93. 

Atwood, Rev. Eugene F., Bloomfield, Dec. 3, iS8g. 

Bacon, William Plumb, New Britain, March 4, 1902. 

Bailey, Rev. Frederic William, New Haven, March 3, 1S90. 

Baker, Mrs. Josephine R., Hartford, Nov. 13, 1894. 

Baldwin, Sivieon Eben, New Haven, April 4, 1S99. 

Barbour, Lucius A., Hartford, April 6, i386. 

Bates, Albert Carlos, East Granby, July 2, 1889. 

Beach, Charles Edward, West Hartford, March i, 1904. 

Beach, George Watson, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Beach, Mary Elizabeth, West Hartford, Oct. i, 1895. 

Belknap, Leverett, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1892. 

Bevin, Mrs. Jane C. Loomis, East Hampton, Jan. 4, 1900. 

Bingham, Edwin Henry, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1893. 

Birdsey, Eli Coe, Meriden, Oct. 2, 1894. 

Bissell, F. Clarence, Willimantic, Feb. 2, 1897. 

Blanchard, Joseph L., Hartford, March i, 1892. 

Bliss, Mrs. Emily FL Loomis, Hartford, Jan. 4, 1900. 

Bliss, Francis E., Hartford, April 2, 1S95. 

Bliss, Walter. Hartford. April 2, 1S95. 

Boardman, Thomas J., Hartford, March i, 1S92. 

Boardinan, William Francis Joseph, Hartford, May 29, 1S8S. 

Boardman, William G., Hartford, March i, 1S92. 

Bond, Henry Richardson, New London, Dec. 4, 1S94. 

Bowen, Clarence Winthrop, Woodstock, May 2, 1882. 

Bowers, Divight E., New Haven, Jan. 3, 1899. 

Boyd, Edward Steele, Woodbury, Feb. 5, 1901. 

Brainard, Homer Worthington, Hartford, November 13, 1894. 

Brainard, Lucy Abigail, Hartford. Feb. 4, 1890. 



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Brainard, Mrs. Mary Bulkeley^ Hartford, March i, 1904. 

Brainard, Morgan Bulkeley, Hartford, Jan. 5, 1904, 

Brainard, Newton Case, Hartford, Jan. 5, 1904. 

Bricigman, Henty II., Norfolk, April 7, 1903. 

Briggs, Warren R., Stratford, April 7, 1903. \ 

Brooks, Isaac W., Torrington, May 5, 1891. | 

Browne, John D., Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Buck, John Halsey, Hartford, Jan. 4, 1898. 

Buck, John R., Hartford, March 4, 1890. 

Bulkeley, Mrs. Fannie Briggs Houghton, Hartford, May i, 1904. 

Bulkeley, Morgan Gardner, Hartford, May i, 1894. 

Bunce, Jonathan Brace, Hartford, May 26, 1S96. 

Burbank, Katherlne, Hartford, April 7, 1891. 

Burnham, Julia, Hartford, Jan. 4, 1S9S. \ 

Burnham, Mrs. Mary B., Hartford, Jan. 4, 1S9S. 

Burt, Charles Richard, Hartford, Dec. i, 1903. 

Burton, Mrs. Martha Whiting, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1893. 

Cady. Ernest, Hartford, Oct. 3, 1893. 

Calhoun, David Samuel, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Calhoun, Mrs. Eliza Scott, Hartford, Nov. 10, 1S96. 

Camp, Charles Lewis Nichols, New Haven, April 5, 1S9S. 

Camp, David N., New Britain, Feb. 4, 1S90. 

Capen, J. Cleveland, Bloomfield, Feb. 4, 1902. 

Carter, Howard W., Norfolk, May 6, 1890. 

Castle, Harry Allen, Plainville, Feb. 6, 1894. 

Catlin, Abijah, Hartford, Oct. 7,. 1890. 

Catlin, William H., .Meriden, Nov. 5, 1895. 

Champlin, William Hamilton, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1890. 

Chapin, Gilbert W., Hartford, March i, 1904. 

Cheney, Louis Richmond, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1895. 

Clark, Charles Hopkins, Flartford, May 25, 1875. 

Clark, George Henry, S. T. D., Hartford, May 17, 1S64. 

Clark, Mary, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1893. 

Clark, William B., Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Celt, Robert, New London, Nov. 13, 1894. 

Collins, Atwood, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Cone, James Brewster, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1884. 

Cone, Mary Clarissa, Hartford. March 3, 1896. 

Converse. Alfred Woods, Windsor Locks, July 11, 1S93. 

Cooley, Charles P., Hartford, Jan. 3, 1899. 

Cooley, Francis Rexford, Hartford, May 3, 1S92. 

Corbin, Mrs. Fannie Harrison, New Haven, Nov. 4, 1902. 

Cornwall, Horace, Hartford, June 2, 1874. 

Curtis, Mrs. Ella Coe Birdsey, Hartford, Dec. 4, 1S94. 

Curtis, Mrs. Emily Chauncey, Hartford, March 3, 1S9O. 

Curtis, George Munson, Meriden, Nov. 7, 1809. 

Cutler, Ralph William, Hartford, April 4, 1S93. 

Davidson, Charles S., Hartford, Nov. 7, 1893. 

Day, Albert P., Hartford, Feb. 3, 1S91. 



I>;iv, Caroline E., Hartford, March 5, 1895. 

l>av, Edward M., Hartford, Dec. i, 1903. 

l)ay, George H., Hartford, Feb. 3, 1S91. 

I)eming, Lucius Parmenias, New Haven, Dec. 3, 1889. 

1 )cnison, John Ledyard, Hartford, March 7, 1893. 

Dexter^ Franklin Bowditch, New Haven, Nov. 7, 1882. 

Ellsworth, Ernest Bradford, Hartford, May. i, 1900. 

Ellsworth, Lemuel Stoughton, Simsbury, Oct. i, 1895. 

Elmore, Samuel Edward, Hartford, May 6, 1S90. 

Ensign, Charles Sidney, Hartford, Oct. 3, 1S93. 

Ensign, Joseph Ralph, Simsbury, Oct. i, 1S95. 

Ensign, Ralph Hart, Simsbury, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Earrand, Max, Middletown, Feb. 5, 1901. 

Faxon, Mrs. Nellie A., Hartford, Oct. 2, 1S94. 

Faxon, Walter C, Hartford, May 6, 1902. 

Eay, Gilbert Otis, Hartford, July 11, 1893. 

Felt, Levi Lincoln, Hartford, April i, 1S90. 

Eenn, Edward Hart, Hartford, May 24, 1904. 

I'enn, J. Lincoln, Hartford, Nov. 7, 1899. 

Fenn, John Roberts, West Hartford, Nov. 5, 18S9. 

Eenn, Linus T., West Hartford, May 6, iSgo. 

Ferguson, Rev. Henry, Hartford, June 3. 1S84. 

Eitts, George Henry, Ashford, Feb. 4, 1S96. 

Fox, Charles James, ^L D., Willimantic, April 6, 1S97. 

Fuller, Horace S., M. D., Hartford, April 6, 1SS6. 

Gammack, Rev. James, LL. D., West Hartford, Jan. 4, 1900. 

Gates, Mrs. Elizabeth Margaret, Hartford.'July 11, 1893. 

Gay, Alice Maria, Hartford, March 3, 1S96. 

Ga)\ Frank Butler, Hartford, Dec. 4, 1883. 

Gay. Julius Farmington, Nov. i, 1887. 

Geer, Everett Selden, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S89. 

Gilbert, Charles E., Hartford, Feb. 4, 1890. 

♦ iladwin, Sidney Morse, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Gocher, William Henry, Hartford, Dec. 3, 1901. 

(iodard, George S., Hartford, Nov. i, 1S9S, 

Gold, Theodore S., West Cornwall, Feb. 4. 1S90. 

Goodwin, Mrs. Alice Howland, Hartford, Nov. 10, 1S96. 

Goodwin, Rev. Francis, Hartford, Dec. 12, 1S76. 

Cocd-uin, James Junius, Flartford, Feb. i, 1S87. 

Goodwin, Joseph Olcott, East Hartford. June 7, 18S7. 

Gordy, Wilbur Fisk, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Graves, Miles Wells, Hartford, Nov. 11, iSgo. 

Greene, Jacob L., Hartford, July i, 1S73. 

Gross, Charles Edward, Hartford, July 2, 1889. 

//'^''/, Mary, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Hamlin, L. Belle, Milford, May 24, 1S98. 

Hammond, Joseph Churchill, Jr., Rockville, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Harper. John Warren, Hartford, Jan. 8, 1895. 

H.irris, Mary Munson, New Haven, May 24, 1S9S. 



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Hart, Samuel, D. D., Hartford, July 6, 1S75. 
Hathaway, Charles R., South Manchester, Dec. i, 1903. 
Hawley, Joseph Roswell, Hartford, May 5, 1S6S. 
Hayden, Nathaniel Warham, Windsor, Oct. 3, 1893. 
Henry, Edward Stevens, Rockville, October 7, 1S90. 
Hewins, Caroline Maria, Hartford, Feb. 2, 1S97. 
Hibbard, Rev. Augustine G., Goshen, Feb. 6, 1S94. 
Hicks, Rev. Lewis W., Hartford, Jan. 3, 1S99, 
Hills, Jonas Coolidge, Hartford, May 26, 1885. 
Hillyer, Drayton, Hartford, May 6, 1890. 
Hinckley, Nelson Gershom, Hartford, Oct. 6, 1S91. 
Hitchcock, Henry Preston, Flartford, April i, 1890. 
Hoadley, Georg-e Edward, Hartford, Feb. 5, 1901. 
Holcombe, Mrs. Emily S. Goodwin, Hartford, May 6, 1902, 
Hopson, William Fowler, New Haven, March i, 1904. 
Hovey, Henry Russell, Hartford, April i, 1902. 
Howard, Frank Leonard, Hartford, Dec. 3, 1895. 
Howard, James L., Hartford, Oct. 4, 1892. 
Hungerford, Newman, Hartford, Nov. 7, 1S99. 
Huntington, Frederick J., Norwich, May 5, 1896. 
Huntington, Robert W,, Jr., Hartford, Jan. 3, 1899. 
Hyde, Ephraim Henry, Hartford, May 7, i883. 
Hyde, William Waldo, Hartford, Jan. 6, 1891. 
Jackson, Charles Eben, Middletown, June 29, 1892. 
James, Herbert L., Rockville, Nov. i, 1S92. 
Kellogg, Edward W^, M. D., Hartford. Oct. 7, 1S90. 
Kibbe, James Allen, Warehouse Point, Dec. 3, 1895. 
Kilbourn, Dwight Canfield, Litchfield, April 2, 1901. 
Kimball, Carlos C, Hartford, July i, 1S90. 
Knapp, Howard K., Bridgeport, April 7, 1903. 
Knight, W^illiam Ward, M. D., Hartford, Dec. 4, 1S94. 
Larned, Ellen D., Thompson, Oct. 4, 1S70. 
Lawrence, Charles H., Hartford, Feb. 3, 1891. 
Lee, Henry, Bridgeport, Nov. 5, 1S95. 
Lewis, John B., M. D., Hartford, July 2, 1SS9. 
Lincoln^ Charles L., Hartford, Nov. ir, 1S90. 
Linehan, Mary Lessey, Hartford, Feb. 5, 1901. 
Lines, H. Wales, Meriden, Oct. 4, 1892. 
Lockwood, Luke Vincent, Riverside, Dec. 4, 1900.. 
Loomis, Archie Harwood, Hartford. March 7, 1893. 
Love. Rev. Wm. DeLoss, Ph. D., Plartford, April 6, 18S6. 
Lyman, Theodore, Hartford, April 6, 1S86. 
McClellan, Joseph, Woodstock, Nov. 3, 1S91. 
MacDonald, Mrs. Mary L. B., Hartford, Dec. 4, 1894. 
Maltbie, Theodore ^L, Granby, July 11, 1893. 
Manwaring, Charles William, Hartford, May 24, 1S9S. 
Marcy, Thomas Knowlton, M. D., Windsor, Feb. 2, 1S92. 
Markham, Ernest A., ^L D., Durham, Dec. I, 1S91. 
Martin, Charles Townley, Hartford, Nov. 13, 1894. 



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Mather, Horace E., Hartford, Dec. i, 18S5. 
M arson, William R., Hartford, Nov, 7, 1899. 
Max'u'e/l, Francis Taylor, Rockville, June 29, 1S92. 
Maxwell, William, Rockville, Dec. 4, 1894. 
Mills, Henry Lewis, Fairfield, April 7, 1903. 
Mitchell, Edwin Knox, Hartford, April 4, 1899. 
Morgan, Forrest, Hartford, May 4, 18S6. 
Morris, John Emery, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1889. 
Moseley, Mrs. Plorence C, New Haven, Nov. 4, 1902. 
Moulton, Mrs. Rachel White, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1902. 
Xoy, John M., Hartford, Oct. i, 1S89. 
Nichols, James, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 
Northam, Charles H., Hartford, March 7, 1S93. 
Olmsted, Fannie Maria, Hartford. Jan. 6, 1891. 
Parker, Edwin Pond, D. D., Hartford, Nov. 3, 1891. 
Parker, Francis Hubert, Hartford, April 6, 1886. 
Parmele, George L., M. D., Hartford, Jan. 3, 1899. 
Parsons, Francis, Hartford, April 4, 1899. 
Peck, Epaphroditus, Bristol, Jan. 4, 189S. 
Perkins. Arthur, Hartford, April 4, 1899. 
Perkins, J. Deming, Litchfield, April I, 1890. 
Perkins, Mrs. Mary R., Hartford, Jan. 4, 1898. 
Perkins, Mary Elizabeth, Norwich, March 3, 1896. 
Perr)', Esther Clarinda, Hartford, March 3, 1896. 
Phelps, Antoinette Randolph, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1893. 
Phelps, Judith Bigelow, Winsted, April i, 1902. 
Phelps, Timothy Samuel, Windsor, Oct. 3, 1893. 
Phillips, Ebenezer Sanborn, Bridgeport, May 3, 1898. 
Pitkin, Mrs. Sarah L,, Hartford, April i, 1S90. 
Piatt, Ada L., Hartford, Jan. 8, 1895. 
Piatt, Orville H., LL. D.. Meriden, Feb. 6, 1894. 
Potter, Rev. Rockwell Harmon, Hartford, April 2, 1901. 
Pratt, Edward Burt, Hartford, May 24, 1904. 
F'ratt, Elias, M. D., Torrington, Nov. 7, 1S99. 
'Pratt, Lewellyn, D. D., Norwich, Nov. i, 1SS7. 
Prentice, Samuel Oscar, Hartford, Feb. 6, 1894. 
I'reston, Miles Barber, Hartford, April 4, 1899. 
Pritchard, Katharine A., Waterbury, April i, igo2. 
Prince, Frederick William, Hartford, Nov. 7, 1S93. 
Purple, William Russell, Hartford, ^Lay 2, 1899. 
Kandall, Herbert, Hartford, April 7, 1903. 
Kathbun, Julius G., Hartford, Jan. 3, iSSS. 
Kichards, Francis Henry, Hartford, July 11, 1S93. 
Pubbins, Edward D., Wetherstield, June 5, 1SS3. 
Pol'erts, George, Hartford. April 2, 1S95. 
/w Af;7j, Henry, Hartford, May 5, 1S91. 
Kubinson, John Trumbull, Hartford, May 27, 1903. 
Koblnson, Lucius F., Hartford, Feb. 4, 1S90. 
Ko^ers, Ernest E., New London, April 6, 1S97. 



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Root, John Gilbert, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Rowell, Harriet, Hartford, Nov. i, 1S92. 

Royce, Philander C, Hartford, Oct. 3, 1S93. 

Rudd, Malcolm Day, Lakeville, March 6, 1900. 

Russell, Gurdon IVadsworth, M. Z>., Hartford, April 30, 1S40. 

Sage, John Hall, Portland, Nov. 5, 1S95. 

St. John, HoAvell Williams, Hartford, Nov. 3, 1891. 

Sanford, George Bliss, U. S. A., Litchfield, Nov. 13, 1S94. 

Scott, Mrs. Mary Ellen Clark, Hartford, March 3, 1S96. 

Scott, Merrit Bradford, Hartford, March 3, 1S96. 

Sears. Edward Hale, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1S92. 

Segur, Gideon Cross, M. D., Hartford, Nov. 7, 1S93. 

Seymour, Morris Woodruff, Bridj^eport, March 3, iSqi. 

Seymour, Rev. Storrs O., Hartford, March 3, 1S91. 

Sharpe, William Carvossa, Seymour, Dec. 2, 1S84. 

Shelton, Henry Tweedy, Bridgeport, x\pril 5, 189S. 

Shepard, James, New Britain, April 7, 1S91. 

Shipman, Arthur L., Hartford, Nov. i, 1898. 

Skiff, PVederick W., New Haven, May 2, 1899. 

Skilton, DeWitt C, Hartford, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Smead, Edward Billings, Hartford, May i, 1S94. 

Sm ith , Charles H., H ar t f o r d , Jan. 6 , i S 9 1 . 

Smith, Frank George, Hartford. April 2, 1S95. 

Smith, G. Brainard, Hartford, Dec. 3, 1S95. 

Smith, George Williamson, D. D., LL. D., Hartford, May i, 1S94. 

Smith, Mrs. Jane T., Hartford, April i, 1S90. 

Smith, Mrs. Mary L. Converse, Hartford, Jan. 4, 1900. 

Spencer, Richard Pratt, Deep River. May 5, 1896. 

Stadtmueller, Frank Hepp, West Hartford, Nov. 3, 1903. 

Stanton, Lewis Elliott, Hartford, May 6, 1879. 

Starr, Frank Farnszvorth, Middletown, Nov. 7, 1SS2. 

Stearns, Rev. Charles Cunnnini^s, Hartford, May 29, 1 888. 

Stearns, Henry Putnam, M. D., Hartford, April 5, 1887. 

Stevens, Harold Warriner, Hartford, Nov. 4, 1902. 

Stevens, Mary Kate, Newington, Jan. 4, 189S. 

Stillman, Benjamin R., Hartford, Oct. 3, 1893. 

Stillman, Henry A., Hartford, Feb. 3, 1891. 

Stoeckel, Carl, Norfolk, May 6, 1890. 

Stoeckel, Mrs. Ellen Bat tell, Norfolk, March 3. 1896. 

Stone, Charles Greene, Hartford, April 2, 1895. 

Stone, George F., Hartford, Jan. 4, 1S9S. 

Stone, Mrs. Mary C, Hartford, Nov. 13, 1894. 

Storrs, Mrs. Mary R., Hartford. Nov. i, 1892. 

Swords, Joseph Forsyth, Hartford, May 7, 1895. 

Talcott, Charles Hooker, Hartford, May 27, 1903. 

Talcott, Hart, Hartford, Jan, 4, 1900. 

Talcott, Mary Kingsbury, Hartford, April i, 1890. 

Talcott, William Hanmer, Hartford, March 6, 1S94. 

Tallman, James Hazelton, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1892. 



; T.tvlor, James Palmer, Ifartford, Nov. 5, 1S89. 

i Taylor, John M., Hartford, Dec. 5, 1S93. 

i Taylor, Samuel, Hartford, Oct. 9, 18SS. 

I J'trry, James, New Haven, May 19, 1S6S. 

I Thayer, George Burton, Hartford, April 2, 1895. 

I Thompson, Arthur Ripley, Hartford, Dec. 3, 1901. 

I Tillotson, Edward Sweetser, Wethersfield, Feb. 5, 1901. 

I Tr.icy, Emma Eouise, New Haven, Nov. 5, 1895. 

i Trumbull, Jonathan, Norwich, Feb. 3, 1S91. 

Tiiller, Mrs. Ellen Hall, Hartford, INIay 3, 1903. 
Tiiller, Mabel Champion, Hartford, Nov. 4, 1902. 
Turnbull, Thomas, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1892. 
: Turnbull, Thomas, Jr., M. D., Hartford, Nov. 3, 1891. 

■ Tivic/iell, J^ev. Joseph Hopkins, Hartford, Feb, 5, 1S89. 

I Twichell, Willis I., Hartford, Jan. 10, 1893. 

I Tyler, Rollin Usher, Haddam, Nov, 4, 1892. 

I Upham, Charles Leslie, Meriden, May 26, 1S96. 

I Upson, Lyman Allyn, Thompsonville, July 11, 1893. 

• Van Alstyne, La^arence, Sharon, March 5, 1S95. 

i Wadsworth, Herbert Clinton, Hartford, May i, 1900. 

I Walker, Williston, S. T, D., Hartford, Oct. C, 1891. 

[ Warner, Donald T., Salisbury, Feb. 4, 1S90. 

I Waterman, Edgar Francis, Hartford, Nov. 3, 1903. 

Waterous, Mrs. Annie R., Hartford, April 2, 1S95. 
I Weaver, Thomas Snell, Hartford, May 3, 1S92. 

Webb, Rodolphus L., West Plartford, March 3, 1S96. 
1 Welch, John W., Hartford, May 6, 1890. 

[. IVelles, Charles Thomas, Hartford, Nov. i, 1S92. 

f IVelles, Edgar Thaddetis, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1894. 

I Welles, Edwin Stanley, Newington, Nov. 5, 1S95. 

j Welles. Charles T,, Hartford, Jan, 5, 1S92. 

\ Whaples, Meigs Heywood, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1SS9. 

I White, Herbert Humphrey, Hartford, Jan. 5, 1S97. 

! Whitmore, Mrs. Harriet Eliza Goulden, Hartford, Feb. 4, 190: 

f * Whiting, Charles B., Flartford, April 5, 1SS7. 

Whittlesey, Granville, l^anbury. May 7, 1901, 
I Wilco.K, Edward P,, West Winsted, Nov, 4, 1902. 

I Williams, James Baker, Glastonbury, Nov. 3, iSor. 

I ^^'oodruff, George M., Litchfield, April i, 1890. 

I Woodward, Charles Guilford, Hartford, May 27. 1903, 

f Woodward, Joseph Gurley, Hartford, July 2, 1SS9, 

; Woodward, P. Henry, Hartford, May 17, 1S64. 

Woodward, Richard Warham, Franklin, Nov, 13, iSSS. 
Woodward, Mrs. Sarah Cazneau Day, Franklin. Oct. 7, 1890. 
•NNorcester, Edward Strong, Hartford, May i, 1900. 



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f^onorary ZlTcmbers, 



Davis, William Thomas, Plymouth, Mass., July i, iSqo. 
Hall, Hubert, F. S. A., London, Eng., Oct. 2, 1900. 



Corresponbtn^ IfTembcrs. 



Abbie, Prof. Cleveland, Washington, D. C, Dec. i, 1896. 

Allen, Francis Olcott, Philadelphia, Penn., Dec. 2, 1902. 

Andrews, Charles M., Ph. D., Br}-n Mawr, Penn., Jan. 5, 1S97. 

Boltwood, Lucius M., New Haven, March 4. 1S56. 

Brock, Robert A., Richmond, Va., March 2, 1SS6. 

Darling, Gen. Charles W., Utica, N. Y., Oct. 7, iSqo. 

De Peyster, John Watts, LL. D., Tivoli, N. Y., Nov. 3, 1S63. 

Green, Samuel A., M. D., LL. D., Boston, Mass., Nov. 9, iSSo. 

Isham, Charles, New York City, Feb. 4. 1S90. 

Johnston, Henry P., New York City, Jan. 4, 1SS7. 

Sheldon, George, Deerfield, Mass., July 2, 1SS9. 

Stiles, Henry Reed, M. D., New York City, April S, 1SS4. 

Treat, John Harvey, Lawrence, Mass., June 7, 1SS7. 

Winslow, Rev. William Copley, D. D., LL. D., Boston, Mass., Nov. 13, iS»)4. 



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Montgomery, Ala.. - 


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Allen, Frank W., - . . . 


Skowhegan, Me., - 


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Allen, N. H., 


Hartford, Conn., - 


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American Antiquarian Society, 


Worcester, Mass., - 


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American Catholic Historical Society, - 


Philadelphia, Pa., - 


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American Congregational Association, - 


Boston, Mass., 


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American Historical Association, - 


Washington, D. C, 


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American I'hilosophical Society, - 


Philadelphia, Pa., - 


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Ames, Herman V., - 


Philadelphia, Pa., - 


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Ancient e\: Honorable Artillery Co., 


Boston, Mass., 


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Andrews, Charles M., - 


Bryn Mawr, Pa., - 


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Andrews, Frank D., - 


Vineland, X. J., 


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Army Corps Society, . . _ . 


Louisville, Ky., 


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Arnold, James N., 


Providence, R. I., - 


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Associated Charities, - - . . 


Boston, Mass., 





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Avery, Samuel P., 


New York, N. V., - 


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Uaker, Henry M., 


Concord, N. H., - 


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I'.aldwin, Simeon E., - 


New Haven, Conn., 


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Hates, Albert C, 


Hartford, Conn., - 


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Bcckwith, A. C. and E. S., - 


Elkhorn, Wis., 





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Hccrs, J. H. &Co., - 


Chicago, 111., - 


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iJelknap, Leverett, . . . . 


Hartford, Conn., - 


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l-cnnett, James L., - 


W.Hartford, Conn., 




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r.crkeley Divinity School, - 


Middletown, Conn., 




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T'oardman, W. F. J., - 


Hartford, Conn,, - 




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Hoston Public Library, 


Boston, Mass., 


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P>rown, Allen H., 


Atlantic City, N. J., 


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I'Town, Henry J., - . . . 


London, Eng., 


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P'UtTalo Historical Society, - 


Buffalo. N. v.. 


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lUilialo Public Library, 


Buffalo, N. v.. 





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Hulkley, Mrs. Henry T., 


.Southport. Conn.. - 


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lUmker Hill Monument Association, - 


Boston, Mass., 


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Canada Department of Agriculture, 


Ottawa, Can., 


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Canada Department of Interior, - 


Ottawa, Can., 


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Canadian C.overnment, 


Ottawa, Can., 


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Carnegie Institution, .... 


Washington, D. C, 


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Carter, Howard W., - 


Norfolk. Conn., 


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Ciioebrough, Amos S., 


N. Hartford, Conn.. 


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Ch.icago Historical Society, - 


Chicago. 111., - 


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<"ity Kegistr)' Department, - 


Boston, Mass., 


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^iark, Miss Harriet A.. 


Hartford, Conn., 




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Cvme. William W.. 


Brandsville, Mo., - 


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Conn. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 
Connecticut State Board of Health, 
Connecticut, State of, - 
Cranij George Washington, - 
Dean, B. S.. . . . . 

Dedham Historical Society, - 
Denison, John I.., 
Dexter, Franklin B., - 
Diocese of Connecticut, 
Diocese of New Jersey, 
D. C. Society of Colonial Wars, - 
Dodge, James H., City Auditor, - 
Essex Institute, - - - - 

Exchange, 

Fairchild, Mrs. Helen L., - 
Fitchburg, Mass., City of, - 
Fletcher, W. I., - 
Folsom, Capt. A, A., - 
Franklin, Family of Gen. Wm. B., 
Franklin and Marshall College, - 
Frisbie, F. Senter, . . _ 
Gay, Julius, . _ . - 

Geological Survey of Canada, 
Gocher, William 'H., - 
Goodwin, James J., - 
Green, Dr. Samuel A., 
Greenlaw, Mrs. Lucy Hall, - 
Gregg Genealogical Co., 
Harper & Brothers, - . - 
Hart, Rev. Samuel, D. D., - 
Hartford Board of Trade, - 
Hartford Handicraft Schools, 
Hartford Theological Seminary, - 
Harvard University, - . - 
Hawaii Promotion Committee, 
Hawley, Hon. Joseph K., - 
Flenry, E. Stevens, . . . 
Hewins, Miss C. M., - 
Hicks, Lewis W. , - - . 

Hills, J, Coolidge, 

Hist, and Philosoph. Society of Ohio, 
Historical Society of Delaware, - 
Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 
Houghton, Mitllin \- Co., - 
Hovey, Henry R., 
Illinois State Historical Library, - 
Indian Rights Association, - 
Lake Mohawk Conference, - 
Lan\b, Fred W., - - - - 
Lee, Henry, . . . . 

Lelantl Stanford, Jr., University. 
Library of Congress, - - - 



Hartford, Conn., - 
New Haven, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., - 
Norwalk, Conn., 
Hiram, Ohio., 
Dedham, Mass., 
Hartford, Conn., - 
New Haven, Conn., 
Windsor, Conn., 
Lambertville, N. J., 
District of Columbia, 
Boston, Mass., 
Salem, Mass., 



New York, N. Y., 
Fitchburg, Mass.. 
Amherst, Mass., 
Boston,. Mass., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Lancaster, Pa., 
Concord, N. H., 
Farmington, Conn. 
Ottawa, Can., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Boston, Mass., 
Cambridge, Mass., 
New York. N. Y., 
New York, N. Y., 
Middletown, Conn. 
Hartford, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Cambridge, Mass., 
Honolulu, IL I., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Rockville, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Wellesley, Mass., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Cincinnati, Ohio., 
Wilmington, Del., 
Philadelphia, Pa., 
Boston, Mass., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Springfield. 111., 
I'hiladelphia, Pa., 

Manchester, N. H. 
Bridgeport, Conn., 
Palo Alto. Cal., 
Washiniiton, D. C. 



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Maine Historical Society, 
Markham, Dr. E. G., - 
Martin, Mrs. Sophia I.., 
Mary Floyd Tallmadge Chap., D. A. R., 
Maryland Historical Society, 
Mass. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 
Massachusetts Historical Society, 
McAleer, George, . - . . 

Medford Historical Society, - 
Mercantile Library Association, - 
Merchants' xVssociation of New York, - 
Middlebrook, Louis ¥., 
Milwaukee Public Museum, - 
Morehead, Joseph M., - 
Museum of Fine Arts, - . - . 
Nat. Home of Disabled Vol. Soldiers, • 
National Sound Money League, - 
Naval War Records College, 
Nelson, William, - - . . . 
Newberry Library, . _ . . 
New Britain Institute, - . . . 
Newcomb, Mrs. George F., - 
New England Hist. Gen. Society, 
New Hampshire State Library, - 
New Jersey Historical Society, 
New York Historical Society, 
New York State Historical Association, 
New York State Hospital, - 
New York State Library, 
New York State Museum, - 
Ney, Edward ^L, 
Nourse, Henry S., - - 
Ohio Archxological and Hist. Society 
• t)ld Northwest Genealogical Societv, 
Old Residents' Flistorical Association, 
Owen, Thomas M., - 
Parmele, Dr. George L., - 
Pelton & King, - - . _ . 
Pennsylvania, State of, . . . 

Phillips, Daniel L., - 
Pinnev, Mrs. Maria \V., 
Piatt, 'Hon. O. H., . . . . 
Prince, Frederick \V., - . . . 
I'rinceton University, - - . . 
Providence Public Library, - 
Record Commissioners, 

Reform Club, 

Rhode Island Historical Society. - 
Rosengarten, J. G., - - ' - 
Royal Historical Societv. 
Ruih WvUvs Chapter. D. A. R.. - 
Nige, John Hall, - ... 




Hartford, Conn., - 
Portland, Maine, 
Durham, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn,, - 
Litchfield, Conn., - 
Baltimore, Md., 
Boston, Mass., 
Boston, Mass., 
Worcester, Mass., - 
Medford, Mass., 
St. Louis, Mo., 
New York, N. Y., - 
Hartford, Conn., - 
Milwaukee, \\'is. , - 
Greensboro, N. C, - 
Boston, Mass., 
New York, N. Y., - 
New York, N. Y., - 
Washington, D. C, 
Paterson, N. J., 
Chicago, 111., - 
New Britain, Conn., 
New Haven, Conn., 
Boston, Mass., 
Concord, N. IL, 
Newark; N. J., 
New York, N. Y., - 
Ft. Edwards, N. Y.. 
Albany, N. Y., 
Albany, N. Y., 
Albany, N. Y.. 
Hartford, Conn., - 
I>ancaster, Mass., - 
Columbus, Ohio, 
Columbus, Ohio, 
Lowell, Mass., 
Montgomery, Ala., - 
Flartford, Conn., - 
Middlctown, Conn., 
Flarrisburg, Pa., 
Jewett City, Conn.. 
Derby, Conn., 
Meriden, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn.. 
Princeton. N. J., - 
Providence, R. I., . 
Providence, R. I., - 
New York, N. Y., - 
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Philadelphia, Pa., - 
London, Kng., 
Hartford. Conn., . 
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Scott, W. D.. 

Searight, James A., - 

Sellers, Edwin J., 

Sharpe, William C, - 

Shellenberger, John K., 

Shepard, James, - - . - - 

Shipman, Judge Nathaniel, . - - 

Smith, Henrietta E. Savery, 

Smith, Mrs. Jane T., - 

Smithsonian Institution, . . - 

Society of Colonial Wars in Conn., 

Society of Colonial Wars in D. C, 

Soniat, Charles T., - 

South Dakota Historical Society, - 

State Historical Society, . . - 

State Historical Society, 

St, Louis Mercantile Library Associat'n, 

Stoeckel, Carl, 

Storey, Moorefield, . . . . 

Swan, Robert T, - 

Swords, Joseph F., - 

Syracuse Public Library, . . . 

Talcott, Mary K., 

Terry, James, - . . _ - 

Thayer, George B., - 

Tomlinson, Charles, . . . - 

Treat, John Henry, . . _ - 

Trustees John F. Slater Fund, 

Twichell, Rev. Joseph H., - 

United States, - - - - - 

United States Naval Academy, 

University of Cincinnati, - - - 

University of North Carolina, 

University of Toulouse, - . . 

Vermont Historical Society, - . - 

Very, William, 

Warren, Elizabeth J., - - - - ! 
Weakley, Frank E., - - - - j 
Welch, Mrs. William W., - - - i 
Welles, Charles T., - - - - | 
Welles, E. Stanley, - - - 
Wells, Charles T., - - . - | 
Wesleyan University, - - - - 1 
West Virginia Hist. andAntiq. Societv, 
White, Myra L., - - - - '- , 
Whittemore, W. C, - 
Worcester Society of Antiquity, - 
Wyoming Commemorative Association, 
Yale Universitv. 



Ottawa, Can,, 
Uniontown, Pa., 
Philadelphia, Pa,, 
Seymour, Conn., 
Fayetteville, Ark., 
New Britain, Conn. 
Hartford, Conn., 
Detroit. Mich., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Washington, D. C. 
New Haven, Conn. 
Washington, D. C. 
New Orleans, La., 
Pierre, S. D.,- 
lowa City, Iowa, 
Columbia, Mo., 
St. Louis, Mo., 
Norfolk, Conn., 
Boston, Mass., 
Boston, Mass., 
HoldenviUe, I, T,, 
Syracuse, N. Y., 
Plartford, Conn., 
New Haven, Conn. 
Hartford, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Lawrence, Mass., 
New York, N. Y., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Washington, D. C. 
Annapolis, Md., 
Cincinnati, Ohio, 
Chapel Hill, N. C. 
Toulouse, France, 
Montpelier, Vt., 
Hartford, Conn., 
CoUinsville, Conn., 
Providence, R. L, 
Norfolk, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn, 
Newington. Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Middletown, Conn. 
Charleston, W. Va. 
Haverhill, Mass., 
Washington, D. C. 
Worcester, Mass., 
Wilkesbarre. i'a.. 
New Haven, Conn. 



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ANNUAL REPORT 



C^e Connecticut '^iBtoxkat ^ocid^ 



REPORTS AND PAPERS PRESENTED AT THE ANNUAL 
MEETING, MAY 28, 1005 



ALSO A LIST OF OFFICERS AND MEMBERS AND 
OF DONATIONS FOR THE YEAR 



HARTFORD 

PUBLISHED BY THE SOCIETY 

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President. 

SAMUEL HART, -....-.. Middletown. 

Vice-Presidents. 

JAMES J. GOODWIN. Hartford. 

JAMES TERRY, New Haven. 

JONATHAN TRUMBULL, - Norwich. 

MORRIS W. SEYMOUR, Bridgeport. 

THEODORE S. GOLD, - Cornwall. 

FRANK FARNSWORTH STARR, Middletown. 

ELLEN D. EARNED, - Thompson. 

E. STEVENS HENRY, - - - - - - - Rockville. 

Recording Secretary. 

ALBERT C. BATES, Hartford. 

Corresponding Secretary. 

W. DeLOSS love, Hartford. 

Treasurer. 

JOHN E. morris, - - Hartford. 

Librarian. 

ALBERT C. BATES, Hartford. 

Auditor. 

JOSEPH G. WOODWARD. Hartford. 

Membership Committee. 

SAMUEL HART, ex-officio, Middletown. 

JOSEPH G. WOODWARD. Hartford. 

JULIUS GAY, Farmington. 

JOHN E. MORRIS, Hartford. 

HORACE E. MATHER, Hartford. 

JANE T. SMITH, Hartford. 

ALBERT C. BATES, Hartford. 

GEORGE S. GODARD. Hartford. 

Library Committee. 

SAMUEL HART, ex-offiao, Middletown. 

FRANCIS H. PARKER, Hartford. 

THOMAS S. WEAVER, Hartford. 

FREDERICK W. PRINCE. Hartford. 

Publication Committee. 

SAMUEL HART, ex-officio, - - Middletown. 

ALBERT C. BATES, ^ - - - -' . - - Hartford. 

LEVERETT BELKNAP, Hartford. 

FORREST MORGAN, Hartford. 

Committee on Monthly Papers. 

P. H. WOODWARD, Hartford. 

FRANCIS*PARSONS. Hartford. 

ARTHUR L. SHIPMAN, Hartford. 



^esolue incorporating 

d)c donnecttcut f^istorical Society 

Pass^b lUay, ^825; Clmetibeb February, 1905. 



Resolved by this Assembly^ That John Trumbull, Thomas C. Bro.vnei!. 
Timothy Pitkin, John S. Peters, William W. Ellsworth, Thomas Day, Thoma^ 
Robins, Daniel Burhans, Thomas Hubbard, Isaac Toucey, Nathaniel S. 
Wheaton, George Sumner, Roger M. Sherman, William T. Williams, Mariin 
Wells, Joseph Battell, William Cooley, Thomas H. Gallaudet, Thomas S. 
Williams, Eli Todd, Walter Mitchell, George W. Doane, Samuel B. Wood'.vard. 
S. H. Huntington, Samuel W. Dana, James Gould, Samuel A. Foote. Nathan 
Johnson, Hawley Olmstead, Benjamin Trumbull, John Hall and their asso- 
ciates and successors, be, and hereby are ordained, constituted and declared 
to be forever hereafter, a body corporate, by the name of The Connecticut 
-Historical Society^ and by that name, they, their associates and successors shal. 
and may have perpetual succession; shall be capable of suing and being sued, 
pleading and being impleaded, and also to purchase, receive, hold and convey 
any estate, real or personal, to an amount not exceeding three hundred thou- 
sand dollars; and may have a common seal, and the same may alter at pleasure: 
may establish rules relative to the admission of future members; may ordain, 
establish, and put in execution such by-laws and regulations, not contrary 10 
the provisions of this charter, or the laws of this State, as shall be deemed 
necessar)- for the government of said Corporation. 

The Governor of this State, the Lieutenant Governor, and the Judges of tlie 
Superior Court, shall be ex-officio members of the Society. 

Said Corporation shall meet once a year for the choice of a President. Vice- 
President, Corresponding Secretar)', Recording Secretary, Treasurer, and such 
other officers as may be designated from time to time by the by-laws of the 
Society. 

The first meeting of the Society shall be holden at the State House i'l 
Hartford at such time as shall be designated by the Honorable John TrumtH!.!. 
notice thereof being previously given in one or more newspapers printed in 
Hartford. 

Provided, nevertheless, that this act of incorporation shall be subject to be 
revoked or altered, at the pleasure of the General Assembly. 



By = £atr>5. 



ARTICLE I. MEMBERS. 

Section i. The Society shall consist of active, corresponding, and honorary- 
members. Only active members shall be entitled to vote in any meeting of the 
Society. 

Corresponding and honorary members shall be persons residing out of the 
State of Connecticut, and shall not be subject to any admission fee or dues. 

Honorary members shall be persons who may have rendered important public 
service to the State of Connecticut, or to the cause of historic inquiry, or litera- 
ture generally. 

Section 2. Every application for active membership shall be in writing, 
signed by the applicant, shall be supported by the written recommendation 
of at least one active member residing in the State of Connecticut, and shall 
be accompanied by the admission fee of three dollars. Such apphcations must 
be made upon blank forms furnished by the Society and shall contain a brief 
personal sketch of the applicant. 

Every nomination for the election of corresponding or honorar}' members 
shall be based upon the application, in writing, of at least two active members, 
residing in the State of Connecticut, stating the reason for such nomination, 
and the qualifications of the persons proposed for membership. 

Section 3. No person shall "be voted for as an active, corresponding, or 
honorary member until at least the meeting next succeeding the one at which 
his election is recommended by the Committee on Membership. 

Whenever a vote shall be taken on the admission of a member and there 
shall be found two ballots against his admission, the presiding otticer shall 
declare the election postponed. At the next regular meeting, if the recom- 
mendation of the Committee on Membership shall be renewed, he may be 
admitted by the votes of two-thirds of the members present. 

Section 4. Active members "shall pay as annual dues to the Society three 
dollars if they reside within the city of Hartford, and two dollars if they reside 
without said city. Any active member, not indebted to the Society for dues, 
may constitute himself a life member by paying at one time the sum of fifty 
dollars. 

The annual dues of members shall be payable in advance on the first day of 
May in each year. The payment of the annual dues shall constitute a condition 
of membership, and the neglect or refusal to pay the same for the period of six 
months after they become due shall be deemed a withdrawal from the Society. 

article II. officers. 

Section i. The officers of the Society, to be elected at the annual meeting 
by ballot, and to hold their offices for one year and until others shall be chosen, 
shall be, a President, not exceeding eight V^ice-Presidents, a Recording Sec- 
retary, a Corresponding Secretary, a Treasurer, an Auditor, a Committee on 



Membership to consist of seven members, Committees on the Libran,', on Pub- 
lication, and on Monthly Papers, each to consist of three members. Only 
active members resident in the State of Connecticut shall be eligible to olTice. 

The preceding officers and the chairmen of the several committees shall 
constitute the Standing Committee of the Society. 

The presiding ofihcer shall name the members of all special committees or- 
dered raised at any meeting. 

A Librarian and Cabinet Keeper shall be appointed by the Standing Com- 
mittee, whenever such appointment shall be deemed advisable. 

Section 2. The President shall be chairman of the Standing Committee, 
and a member of the Committees on Membership, the Library, and Publication; 
shall preside at all meetings of the Society and of the Standing Committee; and 
shall deliver or provide for an address at the annual meeting. 

The Recording Secretary shall call all meetings of the Society; shall have 
custody of the files, records, and seal of the Society; shall give notice to new 
members of their election, and furnish them certificates of membership; and 
shall keep an accurate journal of the transactions of the Society and of the 
Standing Committee. 

The Corresponding Secretary shall conduct the correspondence in behalf of 
the Society. 

The Treasurer shall receive the admission fees, and report the names of the 
persons paying the same to the Recording Secretary; shall receive all other 
moneys due, and all donations or bequests of money made to the Society; shall 
pay to the order of the chairman of the Standing Committee such sums as may 
be required for the ordinary expenses of the Society and such as the Society or 
Standing Committee may otherwise direct to be paid; shall keep a true and 
faithful account of all moneys received and paid by him, and of the property 
and debts of the Society; and shall, at the annual meeting, render an audited 
statement thereof. 

The Librarian, under the direction of the Committee on the Library, shall 
arrange and have charge of all books, pamphlets, manuscripts, and other 
articles belonging to or deposited in the rooms of the Society; and shall, at the 
annual meeting of the Society, make a full report of his doings as Librarian 
during the past year, and of the condition of the Library. 

The Auditor shall, prior to the annual meeting, examine the books, accounts 
and financial statements of the Treasurer, and compare the same with the 
vouchers and securities in the Treasurer's hands and certify the result of such 
examination to the Society. 

Section 3. The Committee on Membership shall consider all applications 
for membership, and shall report to the Society such applications as said Com- 
mittee may approve and recommend for admission. No applications for mem- 
bership shall be considered or acted upon by said Committee during a meeting 
of the Society. 

The Committee on the Library shall have the general oversight and manage- 
ment of the library, manuscripts and other collections belonging to or de- 
posited with the Society. Said Committee shall make purchases for the libr.iry 
to such an amount as may be appropriated from time to time for the purpose. 

The Committee on Publication shall have the superintendence of all publi- 
cations ordered by the Society. They shall, from time to time, report to the 



Society respecting tiie selection and arrangement of such papers, from the 
library of the Society or other sources, as are most suitable for publication in 
volumes of the Society's Collections. 

The Committee on Monthly Papers shall provide for a paper to be read at 
each regular meeting of the Society. 

The Standing Committee shall act generally in behalf of the Society, and 
shall fill all vacancies in any offices until the next regular meeting of the Society. 
Any five members of this Committee may constitute a quorum for the transac- 
tion of business, and a notice for a meeting of the Society shall be deemed a 
notice for a meeting of this Committee. Special meetings of this Committee 
may be called by the Recording Secretary by direction of the President. 



ARTICLE III. MEETINGS. 

Section i. An annual meeting shall be held in the month of May, at such 
time as the Standing Committee shall appoint. 

A regular meeting shall be held on the tirst Tuesday evening of each month 
from October to May inclusive, unless otherwise ordered. 

Section 2. Special meetings shall be called by direction of the President, 
or, in his absence, on the application of three active members to the Recording 
Secretary. 

Notice of each meeting of the Society shall be sent by mail to each active 
member at least two days prior thereto. And at any meeting, duly called and 
notified, ten members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. 



article IV. DONATIONS AND DEPOSITS. 



I All donations to and deposits with the Society shall be entered in books kept 

[ for that purpose. 

I No donations shall be exchanged or disposed of unless the Society have a 

; duplicate of the same. 

All deposits left with the Society shall be carefully preserved, and may at 
any time be taken away by the depositor in person, or delivered on his written 
order. But every deposit which has not been so reclaimed or withdrawn shall, 

j after the decease of the depositor, be entered as a donation, and be deemed the 

!• property of the Society; unless, at the time of making the deposit, other con- 

I ditions shall have been prescribed by the depositor. 



ARTICLE V. LIBRARY. 

The rooms, with all books, manuscripts, pictures, and articles belonging 
to or deposited with the Society, shall be under the immediate charge of the 
Librarian, acting under the direction of the Committee on the Library. 

The library shall be opened for the inspection of the public, and the 
examination of books and manuscripts, and transcription therefrom, at such 
time, and on such conditions, as shall be prescribed by the Committee on the 
Library'; and no book or manuscript shall be taken from the rooms without a 
special vote of the Society, except by the Committee on Publication. 



ARTICLE VI. PUBLICATION FUND. 

The legacy left to the Society by its late President, the Hon. Thomas Day, 
the avails of all life memberships, and all special donations and subscriptions 
which may be made thereto, shall constitute a Publication Fund, the incoTie 
of which shall be applied, under the direction of the Committee on Publication. 
towards the expense of such pubHcations as may be ordered by the Society. 



ARTICLE VII. ALTERATIONS. 



Any alteration of these by-laws shall be submitted to a regular meeting, he'.d 
prior to that on which the vote on the same is taken. 



prcstbcnfs Clbbrcss, 



/\s WE COME to the close of another 3'ear of the Hfe of our 
r* Society, it is my pleasant duty to say a word of congrat- 
ulation on its continued activity and usefulness, and to 

make record of the most important facts and events which 

mark its life and progress. 

MEMBERSHIP. 

Including those just admitted to membership, we have this 
year elected sixty-six new resident (or active) members, of 
whom two reside beyond the limits of the State; two former 
members have become life members; ten resident members 
have resigned, and the names of a few are to be dropped from 
the roll in accordance with the b^'-laws; one corresponding 
member and eight resident members, one of whom was a life 
miember, have died. The large addition to our roll by election 
is in great part due to the zealous interest of a member who 
has had special opportunities for calling the attention of rep- 
resentative men from all parts of the State to the benefits 
which would accrue to them and the assistance which they 
might give the Society by joining it, and who has made good 
use of his opportunities, Asahel J. Wright, of the office of the 
State Board of Education; his example might well be followed 
by others. 

A revision of the roll, authorized by the last annual meeting. 
leaves the names of two honorary members and thirteen cor- 
responding members; the whole number of our members, as 
appears at this time, is therefore three hundred and seventy- 
seven. We ought to expect to have five hundred members by 
the close of another year, and the number ought not to drop 
below five hundred. 



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OBITUARY. 



The obitiiar\^ roll of the past year is as follows: 

Robert Coit, of New London, a man prominent in the 
public life of his city, admitted to membership in 1894, died 
on the 19th of June, 1904. 

Frank Leonard Howard, a well known man of business 
in Hartford, whose membership dated from 1895, died on the 
4th of September, 1904. 

Horace Cornwall, one of the oldest and best known at- 
torneys of this city, admitted to membership in 1874, died on 
the 1 6th of November, 1904. 

Francis Rexford Cooley, prominent in business circles; 
in this city and a man who had large interests in public affairs,. 
a member since 1892, died on the 25tli of November, 1904. 

Lucius Manlius Boltwood, formerly of Hartford where 
he was Librarian of the Young Men's Institute, whose home 
of late years had been in the west, elected a corresponding: 
member in 1856, died on the 2Sth of February, 1905. 

Joseph Rosw^ell Hawley, a man who deserved well of 
the State and of the Country for distinguished ser\'ices in both. 
peace and war, died a few days after he had ended a distin- 
guished public career at the expiration of the fourth term of 
his service in the Senate of the United States and had been. 
honored by Congress and the Executive with a high military- 
appointment. He became a member of this Societ}' in 1868,. 
and died on the i8th of March, 1905. 

Nelson Gershom Hinckley, of Hartford, elected to* 
membership in 1891, died on the 21st of March, 1905. 

Jacob Lyman Greene, one of the most prominent and 
most useful citizens of this city and this common wealtli. en- 
trusted with the care of large financial interests but always, 
ready to show his concern in whatever was for the public wel- 
fare, a life member of this Society since 1S73, died on the 29th. 
of March, 1905. 

Orville Hitchcock Platt, senior United States Senator 
from Connecticut, honored alike for his integrity, his influ- 
ence, and his usefulness, died in his fifth term of service in 
the upper house of the National Congress, on the 21st of 
April, 1905, having been a member of this Society since 1S94- 



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MEETINGS. 



t Eight monthly meetings have been held, at one of which, in 

k consequence of a severe storm, no quorum was present — an 

occurrence almost, if not quite, unprecedented in the annals 
; of the Society. We are under renewed obligations to the 

Committee on Papers for providing a paper for each meeting, 
I as follows: 

\ In October, by Rev. E. O. Grisbrook of Poquonock, on "A 

Tory Trail." 
I In November, by Miss Mary K. Talcott, on ''Major John 

j Talcott and the Fight at the Fordway." 

I In December, by Dr. Flavel S. Luther, President of Trinity 

\ ' College, on "John Kepler." 

[ In February, by postponement from January, by Professor 

[ Curtis M. Geer, of the Hartford Theological Seminary, on 

I • * • The State of Franklin. ' ' 

I In March, b}^ Leverett Belknap, "A Story of the Declara- 

! tion of Independence." 

\ In April, by Dr. Franklin B. Dexter, of Yale University, on 

[ "Abraham Bishop and his Writings." 

; In May, by Lewis E. Stanton, on "The Adam Stanton 

I House in Clinton." 

[ At our monthly meetings, besides the transaction of purely 

I routine business and the attendance on the public reading of 

I the paper of the evening, the Recording Secretary has noted 

some of the most important and interesting of the accessions 
\ to our collection of manuscripts, printed books, and other arti- 

cles of historical value, and has laid before us communications 
i which testifv to a hisrh estimate of their value and usefulness. 

( The Librarian's report, always indicative of much faithful 

I labor and discriminating judgment, will bring before you 

i many matters of more than passing importance. I maj' an- 

I ticipate in part what 3'ou will presently hear from him, b}* 

j making mention here of two or three matters which specially 

\ adorn this year's record: the deposit of a complete set of the 

j published writings of the Worshipful William Pynchon from 

j the library of the late ex- President Pynchon of Trinity Col- 

lege; the deposit of a remarkable collection of arms, medals, 
mementos, and other personal items belonging to the late 
General Hawley; and gifts for the Library most generously 



provided in continuance of former like gifts by our first Vice- 
President. I may add that before the Hawle\^ collections can 
be arranged and exhibited, it will be necessary to provide suit- 
able cases for them; and I hope that this will soon be done by 
the gifts of personal friends. 

PUBLICATIONS AND LIBRARY. 

The Society has published in the past year the Annual Re- 
port for 1904, and also the second volume of the French and 
Indian War Rolls, extending from 1758 to 1762. So brief a 
record of the work can but suggest the great amount of skilled 
labor, both as librarian and as editor, bestowed on the routine 
and the special work of the Society by the official to whom we 
leave so much and who never disappoints us. When we con- 
sider the comparatively small sum which we can put at his 
disposal for the purchase and the care of books, the great 
amount of time and patience which he is expected to give to 
students and investigators, and the carefulness which is shown 
in every particular of his manifold labors, we may well again 
thank him and congratulate ourselves. 

CHARTER AND BY-LAWS. 

The charter or resolve of the General Assembly of the State 
incorporating The Connecticut Historical Society eighty years 
ago, in 1825, empowered the Societ}' "to purchase, receive, 
hold, and convey any estate, real or personal, to an amount 
not exceeding thirty thousand dollars." In the earlier part 
of the past year, the Society, taking into consideration the 
fact that a conservative valuation of its property would exceed 
the amount named in the resolve and also that it was desirable 
to foster and encourage the hope of large additions to its pres- 
ent possessions and endowments, took steps to present a peti- 
tion to the General Assembly now in session that the limit of 
thirty thousand dollars might be advanced to three hundred 
thousand dollars. The petition has been granted, and the reso- 
lution amending the resolve of 1825 has received the approval 
of the Governor. It is now necessary that the Society at some 
meeting warned for that purpose, as this present meeting has 
been warned, should accept the amendment to the charter and 
order a certificate of such acceptance to be lodged with the 
Secretarv of the State. 



Proposals made a few months ago to amend the by-laws in 
such a way as to allow the election of others than residents of 
this State to active membership and to increase the annual 
dues of members, led to an examination of our whole body of 
by-laws and to the appointment of a committee to report a 
revision of them. Certain of the provisions had become obso- 
I lete, and in some cases customs had grown up which needed 

j sanction; and there were places in which amendments had 

\ been adopted without due regard to accurac}' of phraseology. 

; A careful revision of the by-laws was reported and was form- 

I ally adopted with practical if not absolute unanimity. It was 

i agreed that the annual dues of members should be increased 

■ by one dollar each; and some of us hope that this will be seen 

\ even now to be so light a tax that before long it can be in- 

1 creased, the members feeling that, whether it is looked upon 

! as a contribution to important work of general interest or as 

! some sort of compensation for opportunities and benefits re- 

! ceived, they ought to make the gift or remuneration somewhat 

\ larger. In this revision, the term ** resident member" was ex- 

changed for ' ' active member ' ' and extended so as to make 
'; persons whose home is beyond the limits of Connecticut eligi- 

: ble for election if the}^ approve themselves to the membership 

committee and the Society. It was felt that without doubt 
i there are some whose residence does not conform to the old defi- 

^ nition who could receive much benefit from membership in the 

Society and could also be of much benefit to it; most of them 
are men of Connecticut birth or ancestry whose historical in- 
terests are in great part identical with our own. Their num- 
1 ber will never be large, yet it seemed wise not to grant them 

" the power to nominate for membership or to hold office; in 

other respects they stand on the same footing as other active 
members. As I noted in an earlier part of this address, two 
such persons have been elected to membership this year. The 
revision of the by-laws in other particulars touched almost 
entirely on matters of detail, which were put in an eminently 
satisfactory form. 

t 

\ FINANCIAL CONDITION. 

I^shall say little at this time as to our financial condition 
except to note that the increase in membership fees, taken in 



— u 

connection with the increase in the number of members, will 
add some $550 to our income for next year. But we still need 
considerable additions to our funds, in order that we may be 
enabled to be of greater service to the community, to make 
more w^orthy compensation for what is done on our behalf, and 
to enable us to undertake responsibilities and work the possi- 
bilities of w^hich we can see plainly before us. 

Samuel Hart, President. 



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Sibrarian's Kcport. 



Mr. President and Member's of the Society: 

DURING the year now closing the library of the Society has 
been used by 3,976 readers, an increase of 61(1 per cent 
over the number for the previous year. The greatest 
number in one month was 419 in January, and the smallest 
^vas 275 in September. The average number of readers for 
the last nine years beginning May, 1896, has been 4,125. As 
during previous years, the majorit}' of our readers have been 
genealogical searchers or persons seeking their eligibility to 
various ancestral or patriotic societies. 

In January of this year, as on the previous January, the 
trustees of the Wadsworth x\thenseum made an appropriation 
of $250 to this Society for the purchase of books for deposit in 
our library. Since the last report §309.77 has been expended 
from these appropriations in the purchase of 77 volumes and 
five pamphlets. The seven annual appropriations from the 
Atheuceum have amounted to $2,575. Of this amount, 
$2,453.95 has been expended in the purchase of 752 volumes 
and 94 pamphlets, or S46 titles, and the binding of a few of 
them. The additions during the past year are as follows: 

Ames, A. The Mayflower and her log. Boston. 1901. 
Atkinson, J. History of Newark, N. J. Newark. 1S7S. 
Babcock, S. Babcock genealogy. New York. 1903. 
Beach, L. Cornwall [N. Y.] Newburgh, 1S73. 
Biographical encyclopedia of Ohio. Cincinnati. 1S76. 
Bolton, E. S. History of the Stanwood family. Boston. 1S99. 
Bowman, G. E., ed. Vital records of Brewster, Mass. Boston. 1904. 
Butler, G. H. Thomas Butler and his descendants. New York. 1SS6. 
Carney, .S. H., Jr. Genealogy of the Carney family. New York. 1904. 
Chipman. A. L. Chipmans of .Vmerica. Poland. 1904. 
Churchill & Bodge. Churchill family in America. 
Clark, B. N. List of pensioners of the war of 1S12. Boston. 1904. 
Cogswell, L. W. History of Henniker. N. H. Concord. iSSo. 
Collins, G. K. Descendants of J. and S. D. Collins. 1901. 
Crozier, \V. A. Yirginia county records, vol. I, Spotsylvania county. 
New York, 1905. 



Day, C. M. History of eastern townships of Quebec. Montreal. 1S69. 
[Dearborn, J. W.] History of Parsonsfield, Me. Portland. 1S8S. 
Deming, J. K. Genealogy of descendants of J. Deminjj. Dubuque. IQ04. 
Dewing, B, F. Descendants of A. Dewing. Boston. 1904. 
Documentary history of the P. E. Church in Vermont. New York. 1870. 
Dooliitle, W. F. Doolittle family. Cleveland. 1901. 
Ewell, J. L. Story of Byfield [Mass.] Boston. 1904. 
Ford, H. A., & K. B. History of Cincinnati, O. Cincinnati. iSSi. 
Ford, H. A., & K. B. History of Hamilton county, O. Cleveland. iSSr. 
Ford, P. L., ef(/. Journals of Hugh Gaine, printer. New N'ork. 1902. 
Fullerton, J, History of Raymond, N. H. Dover, 1875. 
Goodwin, W. A. R. Historical sketch of Brunton church, Williamsburg, 

Va. 1903. 
Howard. H. Howard genealogy. [Brockton. 1903.] 
Hull, A. E. E. Rev. J. Hull and some of his descendants. Baltimore. 

1904. 
John Crowe and his descendants. New York. 1903. 
Kendall, O. Memorial of Josiah Kendall. Providence. 18S4. 
Kingman, B. History of Brockton, Mass. Syracuse. 1895. 
Knight, E. C. New York in the Revolution, supplement. Albany. 1901. 
Lincoln, J. M. Papers of Capt. Rufus Lincoln. 1904. 
Lord, H. D. Memorial of the family of Morse. Cambridgeport. 1S96. 
Lord, J. M. Genealogy of the Lord family. Concord. 1903. 
Mansfield, D. F. History of Dummerton, Vt. Ludlow, 1S84. 
Martin, S. S. Mack genealogy. Rutland. 1903. (2 vols.) 
Martin, G. F., & W. T. R. Descendants of R. and M. Marvin. Boston. 

1904. 
Moore, J. W. Rev, J. Moore and some of his descendants. Easton. 1903. 
Musgrove, R. ^V. Histor}' of Bristol, N. H. Bristol. 1904. (2 vols.) 
Newcomb, J. B. Genealogical memoir of the Newcomb family. Elgin. 

1874. 
Noyes, H. E., & H. E. Genealogical record of Noyes descendants. 

Boston. 1904. (2 vols.) 
Partridge, G. H. Partridge genealogy. Boston. 1904. 
Pelletrau, ^V. S. Wills of the Smith families of New York and Long 

Island. New York. 1S98. 
Perry, A. L. Origins in Williamstown [Mass.] New \'ork. 1S96. 
Present Mansfield Center: a passing sketch. Willimantic. 18S0. 
Ransom. \V. C. Historical outline of the Ransom family. Ann .\rbor. 

1903. 
Rider, S. S. The Lands of Rhode Island, in 1636. Providence. 1904. 
Rutherford, L. John Peter Zenger. New York. 1904. 
The Salem [N. Y.] book. Salem. 1S96. 

Samuels & Kimball. Somerville [Mass.] past and present. Boston. 1S97. 
Savery, A. W. Savery families. Boston. 1S93. 

Schenck, E. H. History of Fairfield, Conn., vol. 2. New York. IQ05. 
Scudder, H. J. .-Xddress at CHen Cove, L. I., centennial. Glen Cove. 

1868. 
Stocking, C. H. W. Tefft ancestry. 1904. 



Thomas, L. B. Pedigrees of Thomas, Chew and Lawrence. New York. 

1SS3. 
Thompson, F. M. History of Greenfield, Mass. Greenfield. 1904. 

(2 vols.) 
Towle, A. F. Descendants of J. Towle. Boston. 1903. 
Vital records of Bellingham, Mass. Boston. 1904. 
Vital records of Chilmark, Mass. Boston. 1904. 
Vital records of Marblehead, Mass., vol. 2. Salem. 1904. 
Vital records of Oxford, Mass. Worcester. 1905. 
Vital records of Rutland, Mass. Worcester. 1905. 
Vital records of Wenham, Mass. Salem. 1904. 
Wheeler, E. Centennial and sketches of Craydon, X. H. Claremont. 

1S67. 
White, A. L. Genealogy of descendants of J. White, vol. 2. Haverhill. 

1900. 
Whitney, C. C. Some Browne genealogy. New York. 1S97. 
Whitney, C. C. Some Dinsmore genealogy, New York. 1S96, 
Whitney, C. C. Some Belding genealogy. New York. 1S96. 
Williams, A. B. The Rogerines. Boston. [1904.] 
Wintermute, J. P. Wintermute family History. Delaware. 1900. 
Wood, W. S. Descendants of J. and J. Wood. Worcester. 1SS5. 
Worth, H. B. Nantucket [Mass.] lands and land owners. 1901, 1902. 
York [Maine] deeds, vol. 12. Bethel. 1903, 1904. (2 vols.) 

In October the trustees of the Wadsworth Athenaeum granted 
to this Society the use of two rooms in the "Annex " building 
for storage purposes. Since then, as opportunity offered, books 
and pamphlets have been removed from the library to the An- 
nex until one of the rooms, in which shelving had been placed, 
is now nearly filled. This has greatly relieved the pressure for 
more shelf room in the library and given opportunity for better 
arrangement of the books. In the Annex room have been 
placed 676 volumes, which while not duplicates, would onh' 
rarel}' be called for in the library; also 779 volumes of the 
Society's publications; and 277 volumes and 2.63S pamphlets 
which are duplicates of those already on our shelves. All of 
these have been roughly catalogued and are so arranged on the 
shelves that any of them can be easily found. In addition to 
these there have been about 1,500 miscellaneous duplicate 
books and pamphlets placed on the shelves in the Annex which 
are not catalogued or arranged. 

The accessions for the year exceed those of last year by more 
than twenty-five per cent. They have been by donation 569 
volumes, 545 pamphlets and 2S miscellaneous: by exchange 
24 volumes and 20 pamphlets; by purchase 30 volumes, 50 



pamphlets and five miscellaneous from the general funds oi' 
the Society, five volumes from the income of the book fund. 
and 77 volumes and five pamphlets from the Athenaeum fund. 
These form a total of 705 volumes, 620 pamphlets and 33 mis- 
cellaneous, or a grand total of 1,358 items exclusive of manu- 
scripts. The volumes credited to the book fund are Stiles' and 
Adams' History of ancient Wethersfield, Whittemore's Cen- 
tennial history of Waterville, Me., Driskos' Narrative of the 
town of Machias, Me., and Centennial celebration of Bangor. 
Me. 

Our genealogies and works of American :l.Q(;;gLV history have 
been taken from the shelves and dusted, and the shelves 
cleaned. Unfortunately the arrangement of our library room 
permits the easy access of dust from without. 

The issue in January of our tenth volume of collections com- 
pletes the publication of the ' ' Rolls of Connecticut men in the 
French and Indian war, 1 755-1 762." It is a book of 4SS 
pages. The index contains above 18,000 references to the 
names of above 9,200 persons and places. About 5,850 of these 
names did not appear in the index to the first volume of these 
rolls. 

The index to the first volume contained above 15,000 refer- 
ences to about 9,175 persons and places. So the two volumes 
of these rolls contain the names of about 14,025 persons and 
places. It is probable that the number of places mentioned is 
not above 125, and this shows 13,900 as approximately the 
number of soldiers from Connecticut whose names, with a 
record of their services, are here preserved. The census of 
Connecticut taken in 1756 while this war was in progress. 
shows a total population of 130,611; so that we know that 
above one-tenth of the population including men. women, 
children, whites, negroes and indians was in service. 

In the last annual report attention was called to the recently 
issued "List of books printed in Connecticut 1709-1S00." 
printed from manuscript prepared by our late president James 
Hammond Trumbull. LL. D. The work has proved of nuich 
value to persons interested in the early issues of the press in 
Connecticut. During the year the Connecticut Library Asso- 
ciation has undertaken the preparation of a " Bibliography of 
Connecticut" which will include, in addition to the material 



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contained in Trumbiill's List," an inventon- of all printed 
works, maps and pictures published by or relating wholh' or 
in part to the state; genealogies of Connecticut families and 
biographies of Connecticut men; and newspapers and periodi- 
cals printed in the state. This at first might seem like a task 
impossible of execution, but it is hoped that b}' the cooperation 
of the libraries and a suitable division of the labor it can be 

\ accomplished. The great use and value of such a list requires 

i no mention. 

' The manuscripts acquired during the year have been few 

1 in number. They are as follows: 

1^ Charles M. Andrews^ Bryn AIaw7\ Pa. 

i Copies of three letters written by George Fenwick from Saybrook, Conn., 

\ in 1642 and 1643, 

\ Henry A. Chapman, Rocky Hill. 

\ Genealogical notes compiled by his father, the late Frederick W. Chapman, 

\ of the families of Adgate, Backus, Belding, Blinn, Bliss, Butler, 

; Edgerton, Goodrich, Hale, Hotchkiss, Huntington, Lay, Leftingwell, 

f Lockwood, Marvin, Peck, Reynolds, Riley, Selden, Stoddard, Tracy, 

Williams. 
Williarn Smith Granger, Providence, R. I. 

United States army inlistment paper, 1S08. 
Samuel J. Kirk, Hartford. 
\ Deposit book of People's Savings Bank, Hartford, 1S56. 

! Frederic G. Mather, Albany, N. Y. 

\ Accounts of cannon and ammunition furnished to the State of Connecticut 

! during the Revolution; seven documents. 

Dr. Henry R. Stiles, Hill Viexu, IVarren Co., N. Y. 

Records of church in Rocky Hill, 1765-1S56, Copy by E. S. Welles. 
Mix records of church in Wethersfield, 1697-173S. Copy by E. S. Welles 
from copy by S. W. Adams. 
*■ Lockwood records of church in Wethersfield, 1739-1745. Copy by S. W. 
Adams. 
Extracts from Wethersfield tax books, 1730-17S9. Compiled by E. S. 

Tillotson. 
Subscription list for building Wethersfield first church edifice, 1761. Copy 

by S. W. Adams. 
Civil officers of Wethersfield, Legislative appointments, Cvic, 1639-1767. 

Compiled by S. W. Adams. 
Copies from records and historical notes on Wethersfield. Compiled by 

S. W. Adams. 
Names of inhabitants of Wethersfield connected with parish, church, and 

school affairs, 1726-1S00. Compiled by R. W. Griswold. 
Map of East Windsor Hill (about iSoo) prepared for Stiles' Histon.- of 
Windsor. 



Mary K. Talcott, Hartford. 

Autograph document signed by 25 Hartford men associating themsc'.\>-^ 
together as sackmen for fire purposes; about iSoo. 
Edgar T. Welles, New York City. 

Letters to Gideon Welles and John M. Niles, and other Welles documcr.'.^; 
83 documents. 
Henry Whitteviore, New York City. 

Document giving dimensions of spars for the Connecticut Revolutionirv 
War ship the Oliver Cromwell. 
De Forrest IVillard, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Three letters written in 1775 by Revolutionary soldiers to Josiah Willartl 
of Newington. 
Purchased. 

Copy of inscriptions on brown and slate stones in East Haven buryinj; 
ground. 
On the occasion of the reading of a paper before the Society 
on the Declaration of Independence b}- Mr. Belknap the fol- 
lowing documents, all the property of the Society, were ex- 
hibited : 

Autograph document signed by *' the Governor and Company, Assisieil 
with Numbers of the principal Inhabitants of this Colony" proclaimin;^^ 
George IH. King over Connecticut, dated January 22, 1761. 

Original manuscript "Proclamation for Reformation, &c.," known as 
"Connecticut's Declaration of Independence," signed by Governor Jona- 
than Trumbull, published June iS, 1776. 

Original manuscript Resolution passed by the General Assembly of 
Connecticut June 21, 1776, instructing its delegates to propose to ti'.e 
General Congress "to declare the united American Colonies free and 
independent." 

Facsimile of the Declaration of Independence engraved for the depart- 
ment of state July 4. 1823. 

Governor Jonathan Trumbull's manuscript note book showing memonin- 
dum of matters to be acted upon by the Council of Safety of Connecticut 
July 10, 1776, among which is " Proclamation, American free States — left 
to Assembly." 

Autograph letter of Samuel Huntington, signer of the Declaration from 
Connecticut, 

Autograph letter of Roger Sherman, signer of the Declaration from 
Connecticut. 

Autograph document ot William Williams, signer of the Declaration 
from Connecticut. 

Autograph letter of Roger Wolcott,- signer of the Declaration from Con- 
necticut. 

The Connecticut Courant printed in Hartford July 15, 1776. containin;.; 
the Declaration; the first printing of that document in Connecticut. 

In April a valuable and inter<;sting deposit was received 
from Mrs. Edith A. Hawley of relics, decorations, medals. 



manuscripts, &c., which had been the property of her husband 
the late Gen. Joseph R. Hawley. They will be shown as soon 
as suitable cases can be arranged for their exhibition. A 
partial list of them follows: 

Gold mounted sword and scabbard inscribed "General Joseph R. 
Hawley," presented by the city of Hartford. 

Pistol and holster carried through the Civil War by Gen. Hawley, pre- 
sented to him in 1861 by Col. George P. Bissell. 

Pair of captain's shoulder straps and a general's shoulder strap. 

Pair of gold plated dress spurs. 

Binocular glasses carried by Gen. Hawley as lieutenant-colonel of the 
seventh regiment C. V. 

Cane of wood from the Andersonville stockade. 

Meerschaum pipe smoked through the Civil War by Gen. Alfred H. 
Terry, who exchanged pipes with Gen. Hawley at the close of the war. 

Slab of polished wood containing a bullet with the inscription " Rebel 
bullet shot across the Cape Fear River at the northeast branch on the 22nd 
of February, 1865, when General Hawley's regiment was crossing the river. 
It came within six feet of the General. . Compliments of F. W. Foster, 
Wilmington, N. C." 

Box of buttons from Gen. Hawley's coat. 

Photograph of Gen. Hawley, April, 1861. 

Gen. U. S. Grant's letter of acceptance when first nominated for the 
presidency saying " Let us have peace." 

Long personal letter from Gen. Grant to Gen. Hawley. 

Medal given members of the first, second and third regiments, C. V., by 
the State of Connecticut. 

Order of Isabella suspended from a ribbon, presented by the Spanish 
government, 

Badge of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, 
given to the general by the commandery with which he served, inscribed to 
"its companion and ex-commander, as a token of its affection and esteem, 
December 7, 1SS7." 

Gold medal, memorial of the Centennial E.xposition, given by the French 
government. 

Grand Army badge, silver anniversar}', 1S91. 

Group of four Centennial Exposition medals. 

Small badge of Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States 
with ribbon of the order. 

Badge of the society of the Army of the James. 

Pin of the Army and Navy Club of Connecticut. 

Hartford City Guard pin, inscribed, " Presented to Gen. J. R. Hawley 
by the Hartford City Guard, Dec. 1S76." 

Bronze medal with bust of R. B. Hayes, President. 

Order of the Netherlands suspended from ribbon. 

Bronze medal with Cologne cathedral. 

Silver Battle Flag Day medarl. 

Bronze medallion of John Calvin. 



Compass designed by Gen. Hawley and worn by him on his watch chain. 

Gold pin inscribed, " Baltimore, Maryland." 

Large silver medal inscribed, " To Gen. Joseph R. Hawley, president 
of the U. S. Centennial Commission." 

Bronze Agassiz medal. 

Bronze facsimile of the great seal of the Confederate States of America. 

Bronze ofHcial medal of the inauguration of William McKinley as Presi- 
dent, 1901. 

Large and small Orders of the Rising Sun with elaborate ribbons and 
cords and in handsome lacquered boxes. Presented by the Japanese 
government. 

Bronze medallion of President Garfield. 

A large number of less important medals, pins, badges, etc. of Grand 
Army encampments, political meetings, social affairs and public functions. 

Four volumes of Chinese travels in America given by Li Kwei in 1879. 

Campaign handkerchief given to Gen. Hawley by his father in 1841. 

Bronze paper weight, " Relic of six-inch gun carriage U. S. S. Maine 
destroyed in Havanna Harbor February 15, 1897. 266 killed." 

Facsimile of gavel used by General Artemas Ward, 1777, president of 
the Executive Council of Mass. " Presented to General Hawley, president 
of the United States Centennial Commission, by Wallace and Keller. 
Wood of Independence Hall, Dec. 17, 1S75." 

Tortoise shell snuff box which belonged to Gen. Hawley's grandfather. 

Three bolo knives from the Philippine Islands, given by Lieut. Hadseil, 
U. S. A. 

Japanese sword exhibited at the Centennial Exposition. 

Spanish dress sword captured during the war in Cuba. 

Ancient German sword. 

Russian sword captured by the English at the siege of Sebastopol. 

Sword carried in the charge of the six hundred and picked up on the 
field at Balaklava on the next day. Given by one of the survivors. 

Cane given by the Centennial Commission, made of the wood of Inde- 
pendence Hall. 

Cane given by Gen. Nelson A. Miles; brought by him from Central 
Siberia in 1902. 

Cane made of wood from the U. S. S. Cumberland. 

Cane made of wood taken from the White House when it was remodeled 
in 1903. 

Cane made of cedar wood from the old governor's house in Fernandina. 
Florida. 

Cane made from wood of the frigate United States. 

Gold handled ebony cane presented by the New Haven Caledonian 
Club. Jan. 25, 1S95. 
A valuable deposit has been received from William H. C. 
Pyuchon of Oyster Bay, N. Y., of the following works by his 
ancestor William Pynchon: 

The Meritorious price of our redemption. 1650. 
The Jews' Synagogue. 1652. 



The First sabbath. 1654. 

The Meritorious price of man's redemption. 1655. 

The Covenant of nature made with Adam. 1G62. 

Mrs. Lucius I. Barber has deposited the manuscript History 
of Siinsbury of which her husband the late Dr. Barber is the 
author. 

The pubHcation of a digest of the probate records of Hart- 
[ ford District, compiled by our member Charles W. Manwaring, 

j was noted in our last report. The second volume, covering 

the years 1 700-1 729, has since been issued. A third volume, 
; bringing the work down to 1750, is in press. 

• The History of Connecticut as a colony and as a state, noted 

{ in our last report, has been completed, and its four volumes, 

^ presented by our President, contain much that is of value. 

Among other important Connecticut books added to the 
library first place may be given to the two volume History of 
W'ethersfield by our corresponding member Henrj- R. Stiles, 
M. D., which is a worthy companion to his History of Wind- 
I sor. The work is based upon the collection of material 

[ gathered by our deceased member Judge Sherman W. Adams. 

Another interesting publication by a member is Wadsworth or 
the charter oak by W. C. Gocher. Other publications written 
or edited by our members are Connecticut marriages volume 6 
I by Frederick W. Bailey, Marlborough centennial by r^Iary 

] Hall, History of Cornwall second edition by Theodore S. Gold, 

Farmington 200 years ago by Julius Gay, Restoration of the 
ancient burying ground in Hartford by Mrs. Emily S. G. 
Holcombe. 
! ^ Other publications of Connecticut interest include Revolu- 

■ tionary soldiers of Redding, Conn., by William E. Grumman, 

I a work that shows long and careful labor, Records of Con- 

, vocations in Connecticut, 1790-184S, edited by Rev. Joseph 

I Hooper, the Connecticut Magazine volume 8, Registry of the 

i Connecticut Commandery of the naval and military order of 

i the Spanish-American war issued in edition of forty copies 

! ''^nd presented by the compiler Louis F. Middlebrook. 

I Other interesting additions include Early Vermont conven- 

tions, 1776, 1777, issued in facsimile from the manuscripts 
j and presented by Hon. Redfield Proctor, The Bibliographer 

complete in two volumes, The Suffrage franchise in the thirteen 
English colonies in America bv A. E. McKinlev. 



Among rare and curious items acquired may be mentioned 
Joseph Warren's Oration at Boston March 5, 1772; Jared 
Eliot's Continuation of an essay on field husbandry, New 
London, 1749; Shorter Catechism, Norwich, 1777; Bylaws or 
the cit}' of Hartford relating to fire, about 1801; Truth ex- 
ploded or the art of lying made easy, Hartford, 1796; eleven 
issues of Connecticut session laws, 1780-17S8, not previously 
in our collection; several numbers of the Round Table and 
The Square Table, Hartford, 18 19, 1820; Bay psalm book of 
1640 reissued in facsimile. 

Ten early Connecticut almanacs have been acquired during 
the year by purchase and exchange. Our collection of eight- 
eenth century almanacs printed in Connecticut now numbers 
140 different issues. Our file of Ames' almanacs printed in 
Boston from 1726 to 1775, to which one has been added, now 
lacks only five issues of completion. 

Two more volumes of the valuable and beautiful Victoria 
history of England presented by our Vice-President James J. 
Goodwin have been received. Mr. Goodwin has also sub- 
scribed on behalf of the Societ}- for the consolidated index to 
the first fifty volumes of the New England Historical and 
Genealogical Register. Vice-President E. Stevens Henry 
has given a number of valuable publications issued by the 
United States government, including the facsimile reissue of 
the famous Jefferson Bible. x\rthur L. Shipman, one of our 
members, has given a number of valuable eighteenth and early 
nineteenth century pamphlets. The Hartford Printing Com- 
pany has made its annual donation of directories of man>' 
cities, which form a much consulted section of our library. 
Town and city clerk Henry A. Smith has given 28 volumes oi 
Journals of the Aldermen and Councilmen and Municipal 
registers of Hartford. 

Genealogies to the number of sixty have been added to our 
collection. A number of them, however, are small pamphlets. 
The following families are in addition to those already noted 
among the books credited to the Athenceum fund: 

Abeel, Augur, Bates, Beckvvith, Boardman, Buckiriijhani, Carruth, Clarke. 
Clayton, Cotton, Crawford. Davis, Day, Dodge, Elliot. Hull, Kingsbur>-. 
Lundy. Mead, Munson, Remick, Savage, Sedgwick, Stevens, Whitmore. 
Verkes. 



During the past winter Miss Ga}- has made a card index of 
all important articles published since the 3'ear 1900 in the 
following magazines on our shelves: 

American Historical Magazine (Tennessee). 

Essex Antiquarian. 

Essex Institute Historical Collections. 

Mayflower Descendant. 

Medford Historical Register. 

New England Historical and Genealogical Register. 

New York Genealogical and Biographical Record. 

Old Northwest Genealogical Quarterly. 

Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, 

Records of the American Catholic Historical Society, 

Southern Historical Association Papers, 

William and Mary College Quarterly, 

West Virginia Historical Magazine, 
The Society's collection of official reports and other pub- 
lications of the colony and state of Connecticut has been care- 
fully examined during the winter and such as are in the 
library have been listed. From this list another has been 
made showing so far as possible what are needed to make 
our collection complete. Eighteen bound volumes of reports 
from 1838 to 1858 have recently been secured. While our 
collection of these documents is far from complete and can 
probabl}' never be made absoluteh^ complete, yet it is believed 
to compare favorably with other similar collections in the 
amount and richness of its material. 

Volumes to the number of 131 have been either newly bound, 
rebound, or had their bindings repaired. The prices have 
ranged from 54 cents to $1.58, with an averge of under $1.25, 
for binding or rebinding in "half-morocco"'; from 58 cents 
to 77 cents for ''full cloth"; and from 40 cents to 60 cents 
for repairing. One volume was destroyed by a fire in the 
bindery. The amount of binding that is annually done is only 
limited by the funds available for the purpose, and to a lesser 
extent by the time that can be given to attending to the work. 

Respectfully, 

Albert C. Bates, 

Libranan. 

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INVESTMENTS 

HELD BY THE CONNECTICUT HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 

GENERAL FUND. 

Par Standiaj Ha:":;: 

Value. at Value. 

5 shares Hartford National Bank, ... §500 00 137 $6S5 c/j 

15 shares Phoenix National Bank, - - - 1,500 00 120 i.Soo f» 

16 shares City Bank, Hartford, - - - - 1,600 00 90 1,440 o<) 
10 shares Pitts,, Ft. Wayne &: C. R. R. Co., - 1,000 00 184 1,840 or^ 
40 shares Atchison, Top. &: Santa Fe R. R., - 4,000 00 loi 4,040 c<> 
20 shares Southern Railway, preferred, - - 2,000 00 95 1,900 <j<< 
15 shares St. Louis & San Fran. R. R. ist pref., 1,500 00 76 1,140 00 

PUBLICATION FUND. 

20 shares Clev. & Pitts. R. R. Co., - 

10 shares Union Pacific R. R., preferred, - 

Deposit with the Society for Savings, 

Deposit with Charter Oak National Bank, - 743 72 — 743 72 \ 





§12,845 00 


$1,000 00 


1S3 $1,830 00 


1,000 00 


98 9S0 (X) 


3,635 60 


— 3,635 60 


743 72 


— 743 72 



§7,189 32 

BOOK FUND. 
Deposit with the Society for Savings, - - $523 73 — $523 73 

CHARLES J. HOADLY FUND. 

Deposit with Mechanics Savings Bank, - - $290 30 — $290 30 

John E. Morris, Treasurer. 
Hartford, May i, 1905. 



I have compared above statements of funds, and find securities in the hands 
of the Treasurer. 

J. G. Woodward. Auditor. 



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VCizmhzxs of tl^c Society 



Hamcs, Hestbcncc, a\\b Date of Qbmission. 



Those in Italics are Life Members. 
Allen, Mrs. Carrie White, Hartford, Nov. 4, 1902. 
Allen, DeWitt C, Hartford, May 2, 1905. 
Allen, Normand Francis, Hartford, Nov, 4, 1902. 
Alton, Charles D., M. D., Hartford, Nov. 13, 18SS. 
Alvord, Samuel Morgan, Hartford, April 7, 1903. 
Ames, Charles L,, Hartford, May 2, 1905. 
Anderson, Joseph, D. D., Waterbury, May 27, 1903. 
Andrews, James P., Hartford, May 23, 1905. 
Andrews, Myron Allen, West Hartford, Jan. 10, 1S93. 
Atwood, Rev. Eugene F., Bloomfield, Dec. 3, 1SS9. 
Bacon, William Plumb, New Britain, March 4, 1902. 
Bailey, Rev. Frederic William, New Haven, March 3. 1S90. 
Baker, Mrs. Josephine R., Plartford, Nov. 13, 1894. 
Baldwin^ Simeon Eben, New Haven, April 4, 1899. . 
Banks, Moses E., Fairfield, May 23, 1905. 
Barbour, Lucius A., Hartford, April 6, 1SS6. 
Barney, D. Newton, Farmington, May 23, 1905. 
Bates, Albert Carlos, East Granby, July 2, 1SS9. 
Bates, Orrin W., Sterling, May 23, 1905. 
Beach, Charles Edward, West Hartford, March i, 1904. 
Beach, George Watson, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 
Beach, Mary Elizabeth, West Hartford, Oct. i, 1S95. 
Belden, John H., Canaan, May 2, 1905. 
Belknap, Leverett, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1S92. 
Bevin, Mrs. Jane C. Loomis, East Hampton, Jan. 4, 1900, 
Billings, Henry F., Hartford, May 23, 1905, 
Bingham, Edwin Henry, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1S93. 
Birdsey, Eli Coe, Meriden, Oct. 2, 1S94. 
Bissell, F. Clarence, Willimantic, Feb. 2, 1S97. 
Blanchard, Joseph L., Hartford, March i, 1S92. 
Bliss, Mrs. Emily H. Loomis, Hartford, Jan. 4, 1900. 
Bliss, Francis E., Hartford, April 2, 1S95. 
Bliss, Walter, Hartford, April 2, 1S95, 
Boardman, Thomas J., Hartford, March i, 1S92. 
Boardman, William Francis Joseph, Hartford, May 29, iSSS. 



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Boardvian, IVilliam C, Hartford, March r, 1892. 

Bond, Henry Richardson, New London, Dec. 4, 1894. 

Booth, Charles Edwin, New York, N. Y., April 4, 1905. 

Bowen, Clarence Winthrop, Woodstock, May 2, 1882. 

Bowers, Dunght E., New Haven, Jan. 3, 1S99. 

Boyd, Edward Steele, Woodbury, Feb. 5, 1901. 

Brainard, Homer Worthington, Hartford, November 13, 1894. 

Brainard, Lticy Abigail, Hartford, Feb. 4, 1S90. 

Brainard, Mrs. Mary Bulkeley, Hartford, March i, 1904. 

Brainard, Morgan Bulkeley, Hartford, Jan. 5, 1904. 

Brainard, Newton Case, Hartford, Jan. 5, 1904. 

Brandegee, Frank Bosworth, New London, May 23, 1905. 

Bridgman, Henry H., Norfolk, April 7, 1903. 

Briggs, Warren R., Stratford, April 7, 1903. 

Brooks, Isaac W., Torrington, May 5, 1891. 

Browne, John D., Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Buck, John Halsey, Hartford, Jan. 4, 1898. 

Buck, John R., Hartford, March 4, 1890. 

Buell, Harley P., Colchester, May 2, 1905. 

Bulkeley, Mrs. Fannie Briggs Houghton, Hartford, May i, 1904. 

Bulkeley, Morgan Gardner, Hartford, May i, 1.S94. 

Bunce, Jonathan Brace, Hartford, May 26, 1896. 

Burbank, Katherine, Hartford, April 7, 1S91. 

Burt, Charles Richard, Hartford, Dec. i, 1903. 

Burton, Mrs. Martha Whiting, Hartforci, Dec. 5, 1S93. 

Cady, Ernest, Hartford, Oct. 3, 1893. 

Calhoun, David Samuel, Hartford, Oct. 7. 1890. 

Calhoun, Mrs. Eliza Scott, Hartford, Nov, 10, 1S96. 

Camp, Charles Lewis Nichols, New Haven, April 5, 1S9S. 

Camp, David N., New Britain, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Capen, J. Cleveland, Bloomfield, Feb. 4, 1902. 

Carter, Howard W., Norfolk, May 6, 1890. 

Case, Erastus Ely, Windsor, Nov. i, 1904. 

Castle, Harry Allen, Plainville, Feb. 6, 1894. 

Catlin, Abijah, Hartford. Oct. 7, 1890. 

Catlin, William H., Meriden. Nov. 5, 1895. 

Champlin, William Hamilton, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1S90. 

Chapin, Gilbert W., Hartford, March i, 1904. 

Chapin, Hermon W.. New Hartford, May 2, 1905. 

Chase, Warren D., Killingly, May 2, 1905. 

Cheney, Louis Richmond, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1895. 

Clark, Charles Hopkins, Hartford, May 25, 1875. 

Clark, George Henry, 5. T. D., Hartford, May 17, 1864. 

Clark, Mary, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1893. 

Clark, William B., Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Cochrane, Mrs. Harriet Eliza Stoddard, Newington. May 23, 1905. 

Cole, George NL, Hartford, Nov. i, 1904. 

Collins, Atwood, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Cone, James Brewster, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1SS4. 



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Converse, Alfred Woods. Windsor Locks, July ii, 1S93. 

Cooley, Charles P., Hartford, Jan. 3, 1899. 

Corbin, Mrs. Fannie Harrison, New Haven, Nov. 4, 1902. 

Curtis, Mrs. Ella Coe Birdsey, Hartford, Dec. 4, 1S94. 

Curtis, Mrs. Emily Chauncey, Hartford, March 3, 1S96. 

Curtis, George Munson, Meriden, Nov. 7, 1S99. 

Cutler, Ralph William, Hartford, April 4, 1S93. 

Davidson, Charles S., Hartford, Nov. 7, 1S93. 

Davis, Frank O., Pomfret, May 23, 1905. 

Day, Caroline E., Hartford, March 5, 1S95. ; 

Day, Edward M., Hartford, Dec. i, 1903. 

Day, George H., Hartford, Feb. 3, 1S91. 

Deming, Lucius Parmenias, New Haven, Dec. 3, 1889. 

Denison, John Ledyard, Hartford, March 7, 1893. 

Dexter, Franklin Bowditch, New Haven, Nov. 7, 1882. \ 

Dunham, George Watson, Hartford, May 23, 1905. 

Dutcher, George Matthew, Middletown, Nov. i, 1904. i 

Ellis, George W., Hartford, Dec. 6, 1904. 1 

Ellsworth, Ernest Bradford, Hartford, May i, 1900. ' 

Ellsworth, Lemuel Stoughton, Simsbury, Oct. i, 1S95. 

Elmore, Samuel Edward, Hartford, May 6, 1890. * I 

Ensign, Charles Sidney, Hartford, Oct. 3, 1893. I 

Ensign, Joseph Ralph, Simsbury, Oct. i, 1895. | 

Ensign, Ralph Hart, Simsbury, Oct. 7, 1890. j 

Farrand, Max, Middletown, Feb. 5, 1901. i 

Farrel, Alton, Ansonia, May 23, 1905. 

Faxon, Mrs. Nellie A., Hartford, Oct. 2, 1894. 

Faxon, Walter C, Hartford, May 6, 1902. 

Fay, Gilbert Otis, Hartford, July 11, 1893. 

Felt, Levi Lincoln, Hartford, April i, 1890. 

Fenn, Edward Hart, Hartford, May 24, 1904. 

Fenn, John Roberts, West Hartford, Nov. 5, 1889. 

Fenn, Linus T., West Hartford, May 6, 1890. 

Ferguson, Rev. Henry, Hartford, June 3, 1884. 

'Fitts, George Henr}', Ashford, Feb. 4, 1S96. 

Fox, Charles James, M. D., Willimantic, April 6, 1897. 

Fox, John O., Putnam, May 23, 1905. 

Fuller, Horace S., M. D., Hartford, April 6, 1SS6. 

Gammack, Rev. James, LL. D., West Hartford, Jan. 4, 1900. 

Gates, Mrs. Elizabeth Margaret, Hartford, July 11. 1893. 

Gay, Alice Maria, Hartford, March 3, 1S96. 

Gay, Frank Butler, Hartford. Dec. 4, 1883, 

Gay, Julius Farmington, Nov. i, 18S7. 

Geer, Curtis Manning, West ILirtford, Nov. i. 1904. 

Geer, Everett Selden, Hartford, Oct. 7, 18S9. 

Geer, William H., Lebanon, May 2, 1905. 

Genthe, Mrs. Martha Krug, Hartford, May 23, 1905. 

Gilbert, Charles E., Hartford, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Gladwin, Sidney Morse, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 



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Gocher, William Henry, Hartford, Dec. 3, 1901. ■■ 

Godard, George S., Hartford, Nov. i, iSgS. i 

Gold, Theodore S., West Cornwall, Feb. 4, 1890. r 

Goodwin, Mrs, Alice Howland, Hartford, Nov. 10, 1896. < 

Goodwin, Rev. Francis, Hartford, Dec. 12, 1876. • 
Goodwin, Jatnes Jicnitis, Hartford, Feb. r, 1S87. 
Goodwin, Joseph Olcott, East Hartford, June 7, 1S87. 

Gordy, Wilbur Fisk, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. ^ 

Graves, Miles Wells, Hartford, Nov. 11, 1890. \ 

Gross, Charles Edward, Hartford, July 2, 1889, « 

Hall, Charles N., New Milford, May 23, 1905. ' 

Hall, Mary, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. | 

Hamlin. L. Belle, Milford. May 24, 1S9S. [ 

Hammer, Alfred Emil, Branford, May 2, 1905. j 

Hammond, Joseph Churchill, Jr., Rockville, Oct. 7, 1890. ] 

Harris, Mary Munson, New Haven, May 24, 1S98. i 

Hart, Samuel, D. D., Hartford, July 6, 1875. j 

Hathaway, Charles R., South Manchester. Dec. i, 1903. ' 
Havens, Francis Wayland, Hartford. Dec. 6, 1904. 

Hayden, Nathaniel Warham, Windsor, Oct. 3, 1893. ' 

Henry, Edward Stephens, Rockville, Oct. 7, 1S90. ' 

Hewins, Caroline Maria, Hartford, Feb. 2, 1S97. ; 

Hibbard, Rev, Augustine G.. Goshen, Feb. 6, 1S94. j 

Hicks, Rev. Lewis W,, Hartford, Jan 3, 1S99. ] 

Hills, Jonas Coolidge, Hartford, May 26, 18S5. I 

Hillyer, Drayton, Hartford, May 6, 1S90. 1 

Hine, Charles Daniel, Hartford, May 2, 1905. * 
Hitchcock, Henry Preston, Hartford, April i, 1890. 
Hoadley, George Edward, Hartford, Feb. 5, 1901. 

Holcombe, Mrs, Emily S. Goodwin, Hartford, May 6, 1902. j 

Hooker, Edward, W., Hartford, Dec, 6, 1904. ' 

Hopson, William Fowler, New Haven, March i, 1904. I 
Hovey, Henry Russell, Hartford, April i, 1902, 
Howard, Daniel, Windsor Locks, May 23, 1905. 
Howard, James L., Hartford, Oct, 4, 1S92, 

Hungerford, Newman, Hartford, Nov. 7, 1S99. , 

Huntington, Frederick J., Norwich, May 5, 1S96. - '. 

Huntington, Robert W., Jr., Hartford, Jan, 3, 1899, , i 

Hyde, Ephraim Henry, Hartford, May 7, 1SS8. \ 

Hyde, William Waldo. Hartford, Jan. 6, 1891. i 

Isbell, Milton C, Ansonia, May 2, 1905. ■ i 

Jackson, Charles Eben. Middletown, June 29, 1S92. ? 
James, Herbert L., Rockville, Nov. i, 1S92. 
Johnson, William E., West Hartford, Nov. i. 1904. 
Judson, Stiles, Stratford, May 23, 1905. « 

Kendall. George Fitch, Sutileld, May 23, 1905. " " ' 
Kibbe, James Allen, Warehouse Point. Dec. 3. 1S95. 

Kilbourn, Dwight Cantield. Litchfield. April 2, 1901. ! 
Kimball, Carlos C, Hartford, July i, 1890. 

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Knapp, Howard K., Bridgeport, April 7, 1903, 
Knight, William Ward, M. D., Hartford, Dec. 4, 1S94. 

Lake, Everett John, Hartford, May 23, 1905. 

Lamed, Ellen D., Thompson, Oct. 4, 1870. 

Lawrence, Charles H., Hartford, Feb. 3, 1891. 

Lee, Henry, Bridgeport, Nov. 5, 1895. 

Lewis, John B., M. D., Hartford, July 2, 1S89. 

Lincoln^ Charles L., Hartford, Nov. 11, 1890. 

Linehan, Mary Lessey, Hartford, Feb. 5, 1901. 

Lines, H. Wales, Meriden, Oct. 4, 1892. 

Lockwood, Luke Vincent, Riverside, Dec. 4, 1900. 

Loomis, Archie Harwood, Hartford, March 7, 1893. 

Love, Rev. Wm. DeLoss, Ph. D., Hartford, April 6, 18S6. 

Lyman, Theodore, Hartford, April 0, 1886. 

McClellan, Joseph, Woodstock, Nov. 3, 1891. 

MacDonald, James H., New Haven, Nov. i, 1904. 

MacDonald, Mrs. Mary L. B., Hartford, Dec. 4, 1894. 

McKnight, Everett James, Hartford, May 23, 1905. 

Maltbie, Theodore M., Granby, July 11, 1893. 

Manwaring, Charles William, Hartford, May 24, 1898. 

Marcy, Thomas Knowlton, M. D., Windsor, Feb. 2, 1892. 

Markham, Ernest A., M. D., Durham, Dec. i, 1891. 

Martin, Charles I'ownley, Hartford, Nov. 13, 1894. 

Mather, Horace E., Hartford, Dec. i, 1885. 

Matson, William R., Hartford, Nov. 7, 1S99. 

Maxwell, Francis Taylor, Rockville, June 29, 1892. 

Maxwell, William, Rockville, Dec. 4, 1894. 
I Mills, Henry Lewis, Fairfield, April 7, 1903. 

! Mitchell, Asahel W., Woodbury, May 2, 1905. 

Mitchell, Edwin Knox, Hartford, April 4, 1899. 

Moore, Ethelbert Allen, New Britain, May 2, 1905. 

Morgan, Forrest, Hartford, May 4, 1886. 

Morris, John Emery, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1S89. 

Morris, Mrs. Mary Pamelia, Hartford, April 4, 1905. 

Moseley, Mrs. Florence C, New Haven, Nov. 4, 1902. 

Moulton, Mrs. Rachel White, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1902. 

Newcomb, Mrs. Lydia Williams BoUes, New Haven, May 23, 1905. 
. Ney, John M., Hartford, Oct. i, 1889. 

I Nichols, James, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

^ Noble, John Bartlett, East Windsor, May 23, 1905. < 

Northam, Charles H., Hartford, March 7, 1S93. 

Olmsted, Fannie Maria, Hartford, Jan. 6, 1891. 

Parker, Edwin Pond, D. D., Hartford, Nov. 3, 1S91. 

Parker, Francis Hubert, Hartford, April 6, 1SS6. 

Parker, John M., Jr., Hartford, April 4, 1905. 
\ Parker, William D., Meriden, May 2, 1905. 

Parmele, George L., ^L D., Hartford, Jan. 3, 1S99. 

Parsons, Francis, Hartford, April 4, 1S99. 

Pattison, Alexander T., Simsbury, May 2, 1905. 



34 

Peck, Epaphroditus, Bristol, Jan. 4, 1898. 

Perkins. Arthur, Hartford, April 4, 1899. 

Perkins^ J. Denting, Litchfield, April i, 1890. 

Perkins, John Russell, Danbury, May 2, 1905. 

Perkins, Mrs, Mary R. Hartford, Jan. 4, 1S9S. 

Perry, Esther Clarinda, Hartford, March 3, 1S96. 

Pettibone, Benjamin W., Winchester, Feb. 2, 1905. 

Phelps, Antoinette Randolph, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1893. 

Phelps, Charles, Rockville, Nov. i, 1904. 

Phelps, Judith Bigelow, Winsted, April i, 1902. 

Phelps, Timothy Samuel, Windsor, Oct. 3, 1893. 

Phelps, W'illiam, Windsor, Feb. 7, 1905. 

Phillips y Ebenezer Sanborti, Bridgeport, May 3, 1S9S. 

Pitkin, Mrs. Sarah L., Hartford, April i, 1S90. 

Piatt, Ada L., Hartford, Jan. 8, 1895. 

Potter, Rev. Rockwell Harmon, Hartford, April 2, 1901. 

Pratt, Edward Burt, Hartford, May 24, 1904, 

Pratt, Elias, M. D., Torrington, Nov. 7, 1S99. 

Pratt, Lewellyn, D. D., Norwich, Nov. i, 1887. 

Prentice, Samuel Oscar, Hartford, Feb. 6, 1894. ' 

Preston, Miles Barber, Hartford, April 4, 1899. 

Pritchard, Katharine A., W'aterbury, April i, 1902. 

Prince, Frederick William, Hartford, Nov. 7, 1893. 

Purple, William Russell, Hartford. May 2, 1S99. 

Randall, Herbert, Hartford, April 7, 1903. 

Raymond, Mrs. Selah H., Hartford, Nov. i, 1904. 

Richards, Francis Henry, Hartford, July 11, 1893. 

Ripley, Lewis W., Glastonbury, May 2, 1905. 

Robbins, Edward D,, Wethersfield, June 5, 1SS3. 

Roberts, George, Hartford, April 2, 1895. 

Roberts, Henry, Hartford, May 5, 1891. 

Robinson, John Trumbull, Hartford, May 27, 1903. 

Robinson, Lucius F., Hartford, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Rogers, Ernest E., New London, April 6, 1S97. 

Root, John Gilbert, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Royce, Philander C., Hartford, Oct. 3, 1S93. 

Rudd, Malcolm Day, Lakeville, March 6, 1900. 

Russell, Gtirdon Wadsworth, M. D., Hartford, April 30, 1S40. 

Sage, John Hall; Portland, Nov. 5, 1895. 

St. John, Howell Williams, Hartford, Nov. 3, 1891. 

Sanford, George Bliss, U. S. A., Litchfield, Nov. 13, 1S94. 

Scott, Mrs. Mary Ellen Clark, Hartford. March 3, 1S96. 

Scott, Merrit Bradford, Hartford, March 3, 1S96. 

Searls, Charles Edwin, Thompson, Nov. i, 1904. 

Sears, Edward Hale, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1S92. 

Seymour, Morris Woodruff, Bridgeport, March 3, 1891. 

Seymour, Rev. Storrs O., Hartford, March 3. 1S91. 

Seymour, William O., Ridgefield, May 2, 1905. 

Sharpe, William Carvossa, Seymour, Dec. 2, 18S4. 



Shelton, Henry Tweedy, Bridgeport, April 5, 1898. 
Shepard, James, New Britain, April 7, 1S91. 
Shipman, Arthur L., Hartford, Nov. i, 1898. 
Simmons, William S., Plainfield, May 2, 1905. 
Simpson, Samuel H., Hartford, Nov. i, 1904. 
Skilton, DeWitt C. Hartford, Feb. 4, 1890. 
Smith, Charles H., Hartford, Jan. 6, 1891. 
Smith, Frank George, Hartford, April 2, 1895. 
Smith, George Williamson, D. D., LL. D., Hartford, May i, 1894. 
Smith, Mrs. Jane T., Hartford, April i, 1890. 
Spencer, Carnot O., Hartford, Nov. i, 1904. 
Spencer, Richard Pratt, Deep River, May 5, 1896. 
Sprague, William B., Andover, May 23, 1905. 
Stadtmueller, Frank Hepp, West Hartford, Nov, 3, 1903. 
Stanton, Lewis Elliott, Hartford, May 6, 1879. 
Starr, Elsie Gertrude, Newington, April 4, 1905. 
Starr, Frank Farnsworth, Middletown, Nov. 7, 1882. 
Stearns, Rev. Charles Ciimviings, Hartford, May 29, 1888. 
Stearns, Henry Putnam, M. D., Hartford, April 5, 1S87. 
Stevens, Harold Warriner, Hartford, Nov. 4, 1902. 
Stillman, Henry A., Hartford, Feb. 3, 1891. 
Stoeckel, Carl, Norfolk, May 6, 1890. 
Stoeckel, Mrs. Ellen Bat tell, Norfolk, March 3, 1896. 
Stone, Charles Greene, Hartford, April 2, 1895. 
Stone, George F., Hartford, Jan. 4, 1898. 
Stone, Mrs. Mary C., Hartford, Nov. 13, 1894. 
Storrs, Mrs. Mary R., Hartford, Nov. i, 1892. 
Sumner, J. White, Bolton, Nov. i, 1904. 
Swords, Joseph Forsyth, Hartford, May 7, 1895. 
Talcott, Charles Hooker, Hartford, May 27, 1903, 
Talcott, Hart, Hartford, Jan. 4, 1900, 
Talcott, Mary Kingsbury, Hartford, April i, 1S90. 
Talcott, William Hanmer, Hartford, March 6, 1894. 
Tallman, James Hazelton, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1892. 
Taylor, James Palmer, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1889. 
Taylor, John M., Hartford, Dec. 5, 1S93. 
Taylor, Samuel, Hartford, Oct. 9, 18SS. 
Terry, James, New Haven, May 19, 1S68. 
Thayer, George Burton, Hartford, April 2, 1895. 
Thompson, Arthur Ripley, Hartford, Dec. 3, 1901. 
Tillotson, Edward Sweetser, Wetherslield. Feb. 5, 1901. 
Tracy, Cornelius, Waterbury, May 2, 1905. 
Tracy, Emma Louise, New Haven, Nov. 5, 1895. 
Trumbull, Jonathan, Norwich, Feb. 3, 1S91. 
Fuller, Mrs. Ellen Hall, Hartford, May 3, 1903. 
Fuller, Mabel Champion, Hartford, Nov. 4, T902. 
Turnbull, Thomas, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1S92. 
Turnbull, Thomas. Jr., M. D., Hartford, Nov. 3, 1S91. 
7\vichell, Rev. Joseph Hopkins, Hartford, Feb. 5, 1SS9. 



Tvvichell, Willis I., Hartford, Jan. lo, 1893. 
Tyler, Rollin Usher, Haddam, Nov. 4, 1892. 
Upham, Charles Leslie, Meriden, May 26, 1896. 
Upson, Lyman Allyn, Thompsonville, July 11, 1893. 

Van Alstyne, Lawrence^ Sharon, March 5, 1895. 
Vaill, Joseph H., Winsted, May 23, 1905. 
Wadsworth, Herbert Clinton, Hartford, May i, 1900. 
Walker, Williston, S. T. D., Hartford, Oct. 6, 1891. 
Warner, Donald T., Salisbury, Feb. 4, 1890. 
Waterman, Edgar Francis, Hartford, Nov. 3, 1903. 
Weaver, Thomas Snell, Hartford, May 3, 1892. 
Webb, Rodolphus L., West Hartford, March 3, 1896. 

Welles^ Charles Thomas, Hartford, Nov. i, 1892. 

Welles, Edgar Thaddeus, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1894. 

Welles, Edwin Stanley, Newington, Nov. 5, 1895, 

Welles. Charles T., Hartford, Jan. 5, 1892. 

Whaples, Meigs Heywood, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1889. 

White, Herbert Humphrey, Hartford, Jan. 5, 1897, 

Whitmore, Mrs. Harriet Eliza Goulden, Hartford, Feb. 4, 1902. 

Whiting, Charles B., Hartford, April 5, 18S7. 

Whittlesey, Granville, Danbury, May 7, 1901. 

Wilcox, Edward P., West Winsted, Nov. 4, 1902. 

Willard, James LeBaron, Brooklyn, N. Y., May 23, 1905. 

Willard, Samuel Porter, Colchester, May 2, 1905. 

Woodruff, George M., Litchfield, April i, 1890. 
Woodward, Charles Guilford, Hartford, May 27, 1903. 
Woodward, Joseph Gurley, Hartford, July 2. 1SS9. 
Woodward, P. Henry, Hartford, May 17, 1S64. 
Woodward, Richard Warham, Franklin, Nov. 13, iSSS. 
Woodward, Mrs. Sarah Cazneau Day, Franklin, Oct. 7, 1890. 
Worcester, Edward Strong, Hartford, May i, 1900. 
Wright, Asahel Johnson, Hartford, Nov. i, 1904. , 
Wright, Fayette Lawson, Pomfret, May 2, 1905. 



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f^onorary Zncmbers, 



Davis, William Thomas, Plymouth, Mass., July i, 1S90. 
Hall. Hubert, F. S. A., London, Eng., Oct. 2, 1900. 



(Eorrcsponbing Iflcmbers, 



Abbie, Prof. Cleveland, Washington, D. C, Dec. i, 1896. 

Allen, Francis Olcott, Philadelphia, Penn., Dec. 2, 1902. 

Andrews, Charles M., Ph. D., Bryn Mawr, Penn., Jan. 5, 1S97. 

Brock, Robert A., Richmond, Va,, March 2, 1S86. 

DarHng, Gen. Charles W., Utica, N. V., Oct. 7, 1890. 

DePeyster, John Watts, LL. D., Tivoli, N. Y., Nov. 3, 1S63. 

Green, Samuel A., M. D,, LL. D., Boston, Mass., Nov. 9, iSSo. 

Isham, Charles, New York City, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Johnston, Henry P., New York City, Jan. 4, 1S87. 

Sheldon, George, Deerfield, Mass., July 2, 1889. 

Stiles, Henry Reed, M. D., New York City, April 8, 18S4. 

Treat, John Harvey, Lawrence, Mass., June 7, 1887. 

Winslow, Rev. William Copley, D. D., LL. D., Boston. Mass., Nov. 13, 1S94. 



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Doxxaixows. 



Names. 


Residences. 


i 

s 

1 


X 




Adams, C. Collard, - . - - 


Cromwell, Conn., - 





I 


^_ 


Alvord, Samuel W., - 


Hartford, Conn., - 


3 


II 




American Congregational Association, 


Boston, Mass., 




I 


— 


American Peace Society, - . - 


Boston, Mass., 


I 


— 


— 


American Philosophical Society, - 


Philadelphia, Pa.. - 


I 


— 


— 


Andover Theological Seminary, - 


Andover, Mass, 


— 


2 


— 


Armstrong, Mrs. R. T., 


Marksboro, N. J., - 


I 


— 


— 


Associated Charities, . - - - 


Boston, Mass., 


— 


I 




Augur, Edwin P., 


Middletown, Conn., 


I 


— 





Babine, Alexis V., 


Washington, D. C, 


— 


I 


_ 


Bates, Albert C, 


Hartford, Conn., - 


5 


3 


— 


Beale, Charles C, . - . - 


Boston, Mass., 


I 




— 


Beckwith, A. C. & E. S., - 


Elkhorn, Wis., 


— 


I 




Beebe, Charles E.. - - - - 


Hartford,- Conn., - 


_ 


I 


— 


Belknap, Leverett, - - - . - 


Hartford, Conn., - 


— 


I 


_ 


Belknap & Wartield, - - - - 


Hartford, Conn., - 


— 


— 


: 


Berkeley Divinity School, - 


Middletown, Conn., 


— 


I 


- 


Berkshire Athenaeum, - - - - 


Pittsfield, Mass., - 


— 


I 


— 


Berlin Agricultural Society, - 


Berlin, Conn., 


— 


I 


— 


Boardman, W. F. J., - 


Hartford, Conn., - 


I 


2 


— 


Boston Five Cent Savings Bank, - 


Boston, Mass., 


I 


— 


- 


Brace, Emily M., 


Hartford, Conn., - 


I 


— 


— 


Brainard, Thomas C, - 


Montreal, Can., 


I 


— 


- 


Brigham, Clarence S., - 


Providence, R. I., - 


I 


n 


— 


Brown, William G., - 


Cambridge, Mass., - 




I 


— 


Buffalo Historical Society, - - - 


Buffalo, N. Y.. 







— 


Bunker Hill Monument Association, - 


Boston, Mass., 


I 





- 


Bureau of Ethnology, - - - - 


Washington, D. C, 


I 


— 


- 


Butterfield, Mrs. Daniel, 


New York. N. Y.. - 


I 





— 


California Society, S. A. R., 


San Francisco, Cal., 


— 


I 


- 


Cameron, iNIrs. Mabel \V., - - - 


Syracuse, N. Y., 




I 


— 


Catlin, William H., - 


Meriden, Conn., 


I 





— 


Champlin, William H., 


Hartford, Conn., - 


28 


22 


— 


Chicago Historical Society, - 


Chicago, 111., 


— 


2 


— 


Commission des antiquites de la Seine 










inferieure, 


Rouen, France, 


I 


— 


— 


Congdon, George E., - 


Sac City, Iowa, 


— 


I 


- 


Connecticut Humane Society, 


Hartford. Conn., - 


— 


I 


, - 


Connecticut Magazine Company, - 


Hartford, Conn., - 


I 


— 


- 


Connecticut Society S. A. R., 


New Haven, Conn., 


I 


_ 


\ — 


Connecticut State Board of Education, - 


Hartford. Conn., - 


9 


192 


• - 


Connecticut State Board of Health, 


New Haven, Conn., 




_ 


Connecticut. State of, - 


Hartford. Conn,, 


S 


4 


Connecticut Valley Historical Society - 


Springfield. Mass., - 


I 




Crescent Club, 


Baltimore. Md.. 


I 


— - 


Curtis, Mrs. Ella C. B., 


Hartford. Conn., - 


2 


3 - 


Daboll, L. E., 


New London. Conn. , 


— 


I - 


Davis, Charles H. S., - 


Meriden. Conn., 


— 


I 


, — 



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■ 








t 


Names. 


Residences. 


i 

2 










5 
o 
> 


I 


.2 


1 )epartment of Agriculture, - - 


Ottawa, Can., 


I 








Department of the Interior, - 


Ottawa, Can., 


I 


— 





Detroit Museum of Art, 


Detroit, Mich., 





I 





1 )iocese of Connecticut, . . _ 


Windsor, Conn., 


2- 







Diocese of Vermont, - - - - 


Woodstock, Vt., - 


I 


-r- 





Dodge, James H., - - - -j 


Boston, Mass., 


I 







F.liot, D. Ellswortli, - - - - 


Guilford, Conn., 


— 





4 


Kssex Institute, 


Salem, Mass., 


I 


I 




Kairmount Park Art Association, - 


Philadelphia, Pa., - 





2 





Kitts, George H., 


Willimantic, Conn., 


1 







Franklin and Marshall College, - 


Lancaster, Pa., 


— 


I 





(/lay, Julius, - - - 


Farmington, Conn., 





I 





( ieological Survey of Canada, 


Ottawa, Can., 


_ 


I 


I 


Chuier, Charles M., - 


Hartford, Conn., - 





2 




Cocher, William H., - 


Hartford, Conn., - 


I 







Ciodard, George S. , - 


Hartford, Conn., - 


2 







Gold, Theodore S., - 


W. Cornwall, Conn., 


I 








Goodwin, James J., - - - 


Hartford, Conn., - 


3 








(irant, Arthur H., 


Montclair, N. J., - 





I 





Green, Dr. Samuel A., 


Boston, Mass., 





8 


I 


Grohman, Gisela, C, - 


Hartford, Conn., - 




I 




Grumman, William E., . - 


Hartford, Conn., - 


I 







Hall, Mary, 


Hartford, Conn., - 


I 







Hart, Dr. Samuel, .... 


Middletown, Conn.. 


5 







Hartford Board of Trade, - 


Hartford, Conn., - 


•^ 


I 





Hartford Printing Company, 


Hartford, Conn., - 


'52 







Hartford Public Library, 


Hartford, Conn., - 




J 





Hartford Theological Seminary, - 


Hartford, Conn., - 


z 


I 





Harvard University, .... 


Cambridge, Mass., - 


2 







Hathaway, Charles R., 


S. Manchester, Conn. 


I 


~ 





Henry, E. Stevens, .... 


Rockville, Conn., - 


12 






Hicks, Rev. Lewis W., 


Wellesley. Mass., - 


I 


- 


Z 


Hist, and Philosophical Soc. of Ohio, - 


Cincinnati, O., 





I 




[listorical Society of Delaware, - 


Wilmington, Del., - 


I 


2 





Historical Society of Montana, - 


Helena. Mont., 


I 




_ 


Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 


Philadelphia, Pa., - 


I 








Hoadley, George E., - 


Hartford, Conn., - 







I 


Hoicombe, Mrs. Emily S. G., - 


Hartford, Conn., - 





I 




Hooker, Mrs. Isabella Beecher, - 


Hartford, Conn., - 


3 


50 





Illinois State Historical Library, - 


Springfield, 111.. - 


I 







Indian Rights Association, - 


Philadelphia, Pa., - 




2 




I sham, Charles, 


New York, N. V.. - 


• 


I 




Kongl. Vit. Hist, och Antig. Akad., - 


Stockholm, Sweden, 


' 3 







Lake Mohonk Conference, - 


Mohonk Lake, N. Y 


1 -^ 
I 








Library of Congress, .... 


Washington, D. C. 


9 


15 





I -ibrary of Parliament, - 


Ottawa, Can., 


; I 


- 





I-^Mn, Weaker S., 


New York, N. Y.. - 




I 





Lousiana Historical Society, 


New Orleans, La.. - 


' 


I 





I ove. Rev. W. De Loss, . 


Hartford, Conn.. - 


! 





' 1 


^tcLean. George L., - 


Hartford, Conn., - 


i I 





NLiine Genealogical Society, 


Portland, Me., 


1 — 


i ' 


— 



J,0 



Names. 


Residences. 


V 

S 

1 


1 
i 


■r. 


Maine Historical Society, - - . 


Portland, Me., 


I 




_ 


Maryland Historical Society, 


Baltimore, Md., 


3 


2 





Mass. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 


Boston, Mass., 




I 





Massachusetts Historical Society, 


Boston, Mass., 


2 







Mead, Spencer P., - , 


New York, N. Y., - 


I 


— 


— 


Medford Historical Society, " 


Medford, Mass., - 


I 


— 


— 


Melcher, Mrs. Ellen Stevens, arid. 










Stevens, C. Ellis, - - '- 


Brooklvn, N. Y.. - 


I 


— 




Merchants Association of New York, - 


New York, N. Y., - 


— 


I 




Michigan Pioneer and Historical Soc.,- 


Lansing, Mich., 


I 







Middlebrook, Louis F., - - _- 


Hartford, Conn., - 


o 







Missouri World's Fair Commission, 


St. Louis, Mo., 
Greensboro, N. C, 


I 





— 


Morehead, josrepli M., - - 


— 


3 





Museum of Fine Arts, - - - .- 


Boston, Mass., 


o 




— 


National Home forBt^abled Volunteers/ 


Mofitgomerv, Ohio, 


I 


— 


— 


Newberry Library, - - - " r 


Chicago, III'., - 





I 


— 


New England Hist.. and Gen. Society, 


Boston, Mass., 


2 







New England Society of Cincinnati, • -' 


'Cincinnati, Ohio, - 


— 


I 





New London County Hist. Society, 


New London, Conn., 


I 


3 


— 


New Jersey Historical Society, - 


Newark, N. J., 


3 




— 


New York Historical Society, - -. 


New York, N. Y., - 


1 








New York Public Library, - 


New York, N. Y., - 


2 


— 


— 


New York State Historical Association. 


Fort Edward, N. Y., 


I 


— 


— 


North Carolina Histbrical vSociety, . - 


Chapel Hill. N. C. 


- 


I 


— 


Ohio Archaeological and Hist. Society, - 


Columbus, 0., 


I 


— 


— 


Old Northwest Genealogical Society,' • - 


Columbus, O,, 


I 








Oneida Historical Society, - - • - 


Utica, N. Y.,- 




I 


— 


Page, Alfred B., - - . - - 


Boston, Mass., 


I 




— 


Parker, Dr. M. G., - - - - 


. Lowell, Mass., 


— 


I 


— 


Peck, Epaphroditus, - - - - 


Bristol, Conn., 


— 


I 


— 


Perkins, Mary E., - - ' - 


New London, Conn., 




I 


— 


Phelps, Oscar, ■''■-■ - - - 


Hartford, Conn., - 


13 


4" 





Porter, George, - - - . ^ 


Norwich, Conn., 


— 




I 


Proctor, Hon. Redfield, - - •. 


Proctor, Vt., - 


I 








Providence Public Library, - - ■ - 


.Providence, R. L, - 




1 


— 


Public Museum, - , •. 


Milwaukee, Wis., - 


— 


I 


— 


Record Commissioners, - ^ ■ - 


Providence, R. L, - 


I 




— 


Reynolds, Howard L,- - - . - 


Philadelphia. Pa., - 


— 


I 


— 


Rhode Island Historical Society, - - • 


^^Providence, R. I., - 


I 


— 


— 


Rogers, James S., - - - 


"Boston, Mass., 




I 





Royal Historical Society, - - - 


":London, England, - 


I 


— 




Royal Society of Canada, - - . 


Ottawa, Can., 


2 


— 




Sage, John H., - - - - - 


Portland, Conn., 


— 


I 





St. Louis Mercantile Library Association 


St. Louis, Mo., 


— 


I 





St. Louis Public Library, 


St. Louis, Mo., 


— 


2 





St. Paul's ^L E. Church, - ,-. .;.;- 


.Hartford, Conn.. - 


— 


I 





Sedgwick, Herbert M., - - -■ 


>»New Haven, Conn., 


— 


I 


— 


Seymour, Thomas Day, - - - 


New Haven, Conn., 





I 





Shipman, Arthur L., - - - " - 


, Hartford. Conn., - 


49 


15 





Smith, Henry F - • •- • 


Hartford, Conn., - 


33 


-1 


— 


Smithsonian Institution. 


* Washington. D. C, 


9 


3 


— 


Societie Historique de Montreal, -^ " i" 


Montreal. Can., ■ - 




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t 



M 











t 




Names. 




Residence.s. 


i 


u 


rt 




















s 


Z. 


1 








> 



I 


1 


S 


Soc. of Colonial Wars in 


Dist. of Col., - 


Washington D. C, 





Stavr. Frank F., - 


- . . 


Middletown, Conn., 


I 


lO 


— 


State Historical Society, 




Iowa City, Iowa, - 


2 


— 


— 


State Historical Society, 




Topeka. Kansas, - 


I 




— 


State Historical Society, 




Columbia, Mo., 


— 


I 


— 


State Historical Society, 




Madison, Wis., 


4 


I 


— 


State Historical Society, 




Bismark, N. Dak., - 




I 


— 


State Historical Society, 




Pierre, S. Dak., 


I 


— 


— 


Stearns, M. G., - 




Boston, Mass., 


I 


— 


— 


Steiner, Walter C, 




Hartford, Conn., - 


— 


I 


— 


Stephens, John H., 




Washington, D. C, 


— 


I 


— 


Sterling, Julian H., 




Bridgeport, Conn., - 


— 


I 


— 


Stiles, Dr. Henr>' R., - 




Hill View, N. Y., - 


— 


— 


I 


Stillman, Henry A.. 




Hartford, Conn., - 


— 


— 


I 


Swan, Robert T.. 




Boston, Mass., 


— 


[ 


— 


Syracuse Public Library, 




Syracuse, N. Y., 


— 


2 


— 


Talcott, Mary K., 


- . 


Hartford, Conn., - 


S 


23 


4 


Thomas, Douglas H., - 




Baltimore, Md., 


I 






Tomlinson, Charles, - 




Hartford, Conn., - 


— 


I 


— 


Trinity College, - 




Hartford, Conn., - 


— 


2 


— 


Trustees of Henry Whitfield House, - 


Guilford, Conn., 


— 


I 


— 


Tyier, Charlotte, - - 


_ . . 


Hartford, Conn., - 


s 


_ 


— 


United States, 


" 


Washington. D. C, 


2S 


32 


— 


United States Naval Academy, - 


Annapolis, Md., 


I 




— 


University of California, 


. 


Berkeley, Cal., 


— 


I 


— 


University of Chicago, 


_ 


Chicago, III., - 


I 


I 


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University of Cincinnati 


_ 


Cincinnati. 0., 


2 


2 


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University of Colorado, 




Boulder, Col., 


I 


— 


— 


University of Missouri, 




Columbia, Mo., 


I 


4 


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University of Pennsylvania, - 


Philadelphia. Pa., - 


I 




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University of Toulouse, 




Toulouse, France, - 


3 


I 


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Wallin, \V. J., - 




Pittsburg, Pa., 


I 


— 


— 


Warren, Mrs, Mortimer, 


- 


Collinsville, Conn., - 


3 


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— 


Weaver, Thomas S., - 


- - - 


Hartford, Conn., - 




I 


— 


Webster, John C, 


- - - 


Hartford, Conn., - 


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Welles, Edgar T., 




New York, N. Y., - 


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3 


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Welles, Edwin Stanley, 


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Newington, Conn., - 


I 




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Wells, Charles T., 


. 


Hartford, Conn., - 


I 


— 


— 


Wesleyan University, - 


_ 


Middletown, Conn., 


I 


3 


— 


West Virginia Hist, and 


Antiq. vSociety, 


Charleston. W. Va., 


I 




— 


Whiting, Charles B., - 


. 


Hartford, Conn., - 


— 


I 


— 


Whitman, William, 


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Boston, Mass., 





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Whittlesey, Charles B., 


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Hartford. Conn., - 


I 


I 


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Womans Aux. Civ. Ser. Reform Assoc. , 


New York. N. Y., - 


- 


/ 


— 


Wood, Josiah, 


- - - 


Sackville, N. B., - 


I 




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Woodward. Joseph G., 


_ 


Hartford, Conn., - 


9 


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Worcester Society of An 


tiquitv, - 


Worcester, Mass., - 


I 


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... 


NVyoming Hist, and Geological Society, 


Wilkesbarre, Pa.. - 


I 




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^'ale University, - 


- 


New Haven, Conn., 


3 


2 


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N'erkes. Charles T.. 


... 


New York. N. Y., - 


I 





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^ ork Historical Society, 


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York Village, Me..- 


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l'<»r other donations (manuscripts) see page 19. 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF 



C^e Connecticut '^ietovkat ^ocid^ 



I REPORTS AND PAPERS PRESENTED AT THE ANNUAL 

MEETING, MAY 22, 1906 

ALSO A LIST OF OFFICERS AND MEMBERS AND 
OF DONATIONS FOR THE YEAR 




HARTFOT^D 
PUBLISHED BY THE SOCIETY 

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pi 2063 



©fficcrs of tl}c Society. 



President. 

SAMUEL HART, Middletown. 

Vice-Presidents. 

JAMES J. GOODWIN, Hartford. 

SIMEON E. BALDWIN, - New Haven. 

JONATHAN TRUMBULL, - Norwich. 

MORRIS W. SEYMOUR, Bridgeport. 

CARL STOECKEL, .--...-. Norfolk. 

FRANK FARNSWORTH STARR, Middletown. 

ELLEN D. EARNED, Thompson. 

E. STEVENS HENRY, Rockville. 

Recording Secretary. 

ALBERT C. BATES, Hartford. 

Corresponding Secretary. 

W. DeLOSS love, Hartford. 

Treasurer. 
JOHN E. MORRIS, - - - - - - - - Hartford. 

Librarian. 

ALBERT C. BATES, Hartford. 

Auditor. 

JOSEPH G. WOODWARD, - - Hartford. 

Membership Committee. 

SAMUEL HART, ex-offuio, - - Middletown. 

JOSEPH G. WOODWARD, Hartford. 

JULIUS GAY, Farmington. 

HORACE E. MATHER, - - . - - . - Hartford. 

J.\NE T. SMITH, Hartford. 

ALBERT C. BATES, Hartford. 

GEORGE S. GODARD. Hartford. 

JAMES TERRY, ----..-.'. Hartford. 

Library Committee. 
SAMUEL HART, ex-officio, - . - - ' . . - Middletown. 

FRANCIS H. PARKER, Hartford. 

THOMAS S. WEAVER, Hartford. 

FREDERICK W. PRINCE. Hartford. 

Publication Committee. 

SAMUEL llAKT, ex.officio, - Middletown. 

ALBERT C. BATES. Hartford. 

LEVERETT BELKNAP, Hartford. 

FORREST MORGAN, Hartford. 

Committee on Monthly Papers. 

P. H. WOODWARD, Hartford. 

FRANCIS PARSONS. Hartford. 

ARTHUR L. SHIPMAN, - Hartford. 



^esolpe incorporating 

d]c (£onnccticut historical Society. 

passcb JHay, ^825; "Eencwtb IHaa, \&5^; CImcnbeb February, 1905, 



Resolved by this Assembly, That John Trumbull, Thomas C. Brownell. 
Timothy Pitkin, John S. Peters, William W. Ellsworth, Thomas Day, Thomas 
Robins, Daniel Burhans, Thomas Hubbard, Isaac Toucey, Nathaniel S. 
Wheaton, George Sumner, Roger M. Sherman, William T. Williams, Martin 
Wells, Joseph Battell, William Cooley, Thomas H. Gallaudet, Thomas S. 
Williams, Eli Todd, Walter Mitchell, George W^ Doane, Samuel B. Woodward, 
S. H. Huntington, Samuel W, Dana, James Gould, Samuel A. Foote, Nathan 
Johnson, Hawley Olmstead, Benjamin Trumbull, John Hall and their asso- 
ciates and successors, be, and hereby are ordained, constituted and declared 
to be forever hereafter, a body corporate, by the name of The Connecticut 
Historical Society, and by that name, they, their associates and successors shall 
and may have perpetual succession; shall be capable of suing and being sued, 
pleading and being impleaded, and also to purchase, receive, hold and convey 
any estate, real or personal, to an amount not exceeding three hundred thou- 
sand dollars; and may have a common seal, and the same may alter at pleasure, 
may establish rules relative to the admission of future members; may ordain, 
establish, and put in execution such by-laws and regulations, not contrary to 
the provisions of this charter, or the laws of this State, as shall be deemed 
necessary for the government of said Corporation. 

The Governor of this State, the Lieutenant Governor, and the Judges of the 
Superior Court, shall be ex-officio members of the Society. 

Said Corporation shall meet once a year for the choice of a President, Vice- 
President, Corresponding Secretary, Recording Secretary, Treasurer, and such 
other officers as may be designated from time to time by the by-laws of the 
Society. 

The first meeting of the Society shall be holden at the State House ir. 
Hartford at such time as shall be designated by the Honorable John Trumbull, 
notice thereof being previously given in one or more newspapers printed in 
Hartford. 

Provided, nevertheless, that this act of incorporation shall be subject to be 
revoked or altered, at the pleasure of the General Assembly. 



3y=iatc>5 



• ARTICLE I. MEMBERS. 

Section i. The Society shall consist of active, corresponding, and honorary 
members. Only active members shall be entitled to vote in any meeting of the 
I Society. 

i Corresponding and honorary members shall be persons residing out of the 

I State of Connecticut, and shall not be subject to any admission fee or dues. 

Honorary members shall be persons who may have rendered important public 
service to the State of Connecticut, or to the cause of historic inquiry, or litera- 
ture generally, 
j Section 2. Every application for active membership shall be in \vriting, 

I signed by the applicant, shall be supported by the written recommendation 

of at least one active member residing in the State of Connecticut, and shall 
f be accompanied by the admission fee of three dollars. Such applications must 

i be made upon blank forms furnished by the Society and shall contain a brief 

1 personal sketch of the applicant. 

I Every nomination for the election of corresponding or honorary members - 

i shall be based upon the application, in writing, of at least two active members, 

residing in the State of Connecticut, stating the reason for such nomination, 
and the qualifications of the persons proposed for membership. 

Section 3. No person shall be voted for as an active, corresponding, or 

I' honorary member until at least the meeting next succeeding the one at which 

his election is recommended by the Committee on Membership. 
Whenever a vote shall be taken on the admission of a member and there 
I shall be found two ballots against his admission, the presiding ofticer shall 

[ declare the election postponed. At the next regular meeting, if the recom- 

r. mendation of the Committee on Membership shall be renewed, he may be 

I admitted by the votes of two-thirds of the members present. 

I *• Section 4. Active members shall pay as annual dues to the Society three 

! dollars if they reside within the city of Hartford, and two dollars if they reside 

I without said city. Any active member, not indebted to the Society for dues, 

t may constitute himself a life member by paying at one time the sum of tifty 

I dollars. 

' The annual dues of members shall be payable in advance on the first day of 

[ May in each year. The payment of the annual dues shall constitute a condition 

I of membership, and the neglect or refusal to pay the same for the period of six 

I months after they become due shall be deemed a withdrawal from the Society. 

I • • article II. officers. 

I Section i. The ofticers of the" Society, to be elected at the annual meeting 

f by ballot, and to hold their offices for one year and until others shall be chosen. 

[ shall be, a President, not exceeding eight Vice-Presidents, a Recording Sec- 

I retary, a Corresponding Secretary, a Treasurer, an Auditor, a Committee on 



Membership to consist of seven members, Committees on the Librar\', on Pu!. 
lication, and on Monthly Papers, each to consist of three members. OnJ_, 
active members resident in the State of Connecticut shall be eligible to ori'ic 

The preceding officers and the chairmen of the several committees sha 
constitute the Standing Committee of the Society. 

The presiding officer shall name the members of all special committees or. 
dered raised at any meeting. 

A Librarian and Cabinet Keeper shall be appointed by the Standing Con., 
mittee, whenever such appointment shall be deemed advisable. 

Section 2. The President shall be chairman of the Standing Committee, 
and a member of the Committees on Membership, the Library, and Publicatioii. 
shall preside at all meetings of the Society and of the Standing Committee; an*: 
shall deliver or provide for an address at the annual meeting. 

The Recording Secretary shall call all meetings of the Society: shall have 
custody of the files, records, and seal of the Society; shall give notice to new 
members of their election, and furnish them certificates of membership; an^i 
shall keep an accurate journal of the transactions of the Society and of the 
Standing Committee. 

The Corresponding Secretary shall conduct the correspondence in behalf of 
the Society. 

The Treasurer shall receive the admission fees, and report the names of the 
persons paying the same to the Recording Secretary; shall receive all other 
moneys due, and all donations or bequests of money made to the Societ}-; shall 
pay to the order of the chairman of the Standing Committee such sums as may 
be required for the ordinary expenses of the Society and such as the Society or 
Standing Committee may otherwise direct to be paid; shall keep a true and 
faithful account of all moneys received and paid by him, and of the property 
and debts of the Society; and shall, at the annual meeting, render an audited 
statement thereof. 

The Librarian, under the direction of the Committee on the Library, shall 
arrange and have charge of all books, pamphlets, manuscripts, and other 
articles belonging to or deposited in the rooms of the Society; and shall, at the 
annual meeting of the Society, make a full report of his doings as Librarian 
during the past year, and of the condition of the Library. 

The Auditor shall, prior to the annual meeting, examine the books, accounts 
and financial statements of the Treasurer, and compare the same with the 
vouchers and securities in the Treasurer's hands and certify the result of such 
examination to the Society. 

Section 3. The Committee on Membership shall consider all application? 
for membership, and shall report to the Society such applications as said Com- 
mittee may approve and recommend for admission. No applications for mem- 
bership shall be considered or acted upon by said Committee during a meeting 
of the Society. 

The Committee on the Library shall have the general oversight and manage- 
ment of the library, manuscripts and other collections belonging to or de- 
posited with the Society. Said Committee shall make purchases for the library 
to such an amount as may be appropriated from time to time for the purpose. 

The Committee on Publication shall have the superintendence of all publi- 
cations ordered by the Society. They shall, from time to time, report to the 



Society respecting tlie selection and arrangement of such papers, from the 
library' of the Society or other sources, as are most suitable for publication in 
volumes of the Society's Collections. 

The Committee on Monthly Papers shall provide for a paper to be read at 
each regular meeting of the Society. 

The Standing Committee shall act generally in behalf of the Society, and 
shall fill all vacancies in any offices until the next regular meeting of the Society. 
Any five members of this Committee may constitute a quorum for the transac- 
tion of business, and a notice for a meeting of the Society shall be deemed a 
notice for a meeting of this Committee. Special meetings of this Committee 
may be called by the Recording Secretary by direction of the President. 

ARTICLE III. MEETINGS. 

Section i. An annual meeting shall be held in the month of May, at such 
time as the Standing Committee shall appoint. 

A regular meeting shall be held on the first Tuesday evening of each month 
from October to May inclusive, unless otherwise ordered. 

Section 2. Special meetings shall be called by direction of the President, 
or, in his absence, on the application of three active members to the Recording 
Secretary. 
[ Notice of each meeting of the Society shall be sent- by mail to each active 

member at least two days prior thereto. And at any meeting, duly called and 
notified, ten members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. 

I ARTICLE IV. DONATIONS AND DEPOSITS. 

All donations to and deposits with the Society shall be entered in books kept 
for that purpose. 
I No donations shall be exchanged or disposed of unless the Society have a 

I duplicate of the same, 

I All deposits left with the Society shall be carefully preserved, and may at 

i any time be taken away by the depositor in person, or delivered on his written 

f order. But every deposit which has not been so reclaimed or withdrawn shall, 

after the decease of the depositor, be entered as a donation, and be deemed the 
property of the Society; unless, at the time of making the deposit, other con- 
( ditions shall have been prescribed by the depositor. 



I ARTICLE V. LIBRARY. 

I The rooms, with all books, manuscripts, pictures, and articles belonging 

i to or deposited with the Society, shall be under the immediate charge of the 

i Librarian, acting under the direction of the Committee on the Library. 

I The library shall be opened for the inspection of the public, and the 

I examination of books and manuscripts, and transcription therefrom, at such 

time, and on such conditions, as shall be prescribed by the Committee on the 
Librar)'; and no book or manuscript shall be taken from the rooms without a 
special vote of the Society, e.xcept by the Committee on Publication. 

ARTICLE VI. PUBLICATION FUND. 

The legacy left to the Society by its late President, the Hon. Thomas Day. 
the avails of all life memberships, and all special donations and subscriptions 



which may be made thereto, shall constitute a Publication Fund, the income 
of which shall be applied, under the direction of the Committee on Publication. 
towards the expense of such publications as may be ordered by the Society. 

ARTICLE VII. ALTERATIONS. 
Any alteration of these by-laws shall be submitted to a regular meeting, held 
prior to that on which the vote on the same is taken. 



prcsibcnfs Ctbbrcss. 



THE LAWS of our Society make it my duty to deliver or 
provide for an address at the annual meeting; and I am 
glad, in compliance with custom, to make this address in 
the form of a brief report on the work of the past year, adding 
a few words by way of outlook and provision for the future. 

MEMBERSHIP. 

We have this year elected fifty- two active members, of 
whom five reside beyond the limits of the State; one former 
member has become a life member; eight active members have 
resigned; one corresponding member and seven active mem- 
bers, two of the latter being life members, have died. Our 
roll at the present time contains the names of two honorary 
members, twelve corresponding members, and four hundred 
active members, of whom forty-eight are members for life; the 
total number is therefore four hundred and fourteen. In the 
past two years one hundred and eighteen active members ha\'e 
been elected, increasing the membership b}' nearly forty per 
cent., and adding to the roll of names many from all parts of 
the State, and some from other States, men and women intel- 
ligently interested in historical matters, not a few of them in 
different ways engaged in historical work, whom we are glad 
to welcome to membership. We acknowledge the kind inter- 
est of Mr. Wright and others, who have called the attention 
of their friends to the Society and to the advantages which it 
offers to those connected with it; and we hope that we shall 
presently be able to find at least one person in each county who 
will undertake to recommend to us new applicants for mem- 
bership. It is much to be desired that we should have five 
hundred members contributing each year to the expenses of 
the Society by the payment of annual dues; and there are 
man}' who would be glad, I am sure, for their own benefit and 
to further the purposes of our organization, to assume the re- 
sponsibilities and enter upon the privileges of membership. 



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It has been the custom, in printing year by year the roll of 
the Society, to keep against each member's name the place of 
his residence at the time of election. The Secretary is propos- 
ing, with ni}^ approval in which I think you will join, to give 
the actual address in each case when it is known. It will 
thus appear that our members are somewhat wideh' scattered. 
and that some whose homes are now at a distance have not 
failed to maintain their connection with the Society and to do 
what lies in their power to continue and promote its influence. 

OBITUARY. 

The list of members deceased includes the following: 

Joseph McClellan, of Woodstock, a life member admitted 
in 1 89 1, died 7 April 1905. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Mary Gates, who became a member in 
1893, for many years actively interested in benevolent work 
in this city, died 23 ^lay 1905. 

Henry Putnam Stearns, M. D., a life member admitted 
in 1887, who made an honorable record by his long and faith- 
ful service in the interests of suifering humanity, for many 
years Physician and Superintendent of the Retreat for the In- 
sane in this cit3', died 27 May 1905. 

General Charles William Darling, of Utica, X. Y., well 
known as an historical writer. Corresponding Secretar}- of the 
Oneida Historical Society, elected a corresponding member in 
1890, died 22 June 1905. 

Charles William Man waring, of this city, a careful 
student and transcriber of records, admitted to membership in 
1898, died 19 August 1905. 

Theodore Sedgwick Gold, of West Cornwall, a member 
of the Society since 1890 and one of its Vice-Presidents since 
1895, ^ ^^^^^ who deserved well of the community and of the 
State for many good deeds, and especially for his devotion to 
the cause of agriculture, died 19 March 1906. 

The Rev. George Henry Clark, D. D., for the past forty- 
two years a member of the Society, devoted to the study of 
history and himself a writer, sometime rector of Christ Church 
in this city, died 31 March 1906. 

The Hon. James Leland Howard, of this city, admitted a 
member in 1S92, sometime Lieutenant- Governor of the State. 
died I May 1906. 



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— II — 

MEETINGS. 
We have held, as usual, eight monthly meetings, and our 
efficient Committee has provided a paper for each meeting, as 
follows: 

In October, Colonel Francis Parsons read a paper on ' ' The 
Battle of Bunker Hill," with special reference to the part taken 
in it by Connecticut men. 

In November, Professor Henry Ferguson presented a study 
of "The Campaign around New York," as an episode of Revo- 
lutionary history. 

In December, Dr. Everett J. McKnight gave an interesting 
sketch of the life and times of " Peter Morton, Importer and 
Dealer in Crockery and Glassware," who lived and traded in 
Hartford about 1825. 
; In January, Judge Simeon E. Baldwin favored us with a 

[ learned and instructive paper on ' ' Judge Zephaniah Sw^ft. ' ' 

I In February, Miss Mary E. Einehan presented us w^ith a 

! full story of the life of '' Matthew Eyon." 

I In March, Mr. P. Henry Woodward read an able paper uu- 

t der the title of ' ' An Historical Glance at the Financial Insti- 

[ tutions of Connecticut," which he considered with special 

[ reference to public supervision. 

1 In April, Professor Samuel Simpson of the Hartford The- 

\ ©logical Seminary presented a thesis on ' ' The Divine Factor 

[ in American History. ' ' 

I In May, Captain Charles A. Q. Norton spoke to us about 

"Some Historic Eamps" which he exhibited, and narrated 
^. incidents connected with them. 

It adds to the interest of our monthly meetings, that we 
rarely fail to have some communication in the way either of 
the report of a gift to the Society or of a request for the use of 
an historical document or of an invitation to take part in some 
special commemoration, which testifies to the value of our 
work as custodians or publishers and suggests the wide inter- 
est of that in which we are engaged. In fact, societies like 
our own are learning more and more clearly and satisfactorily 
that they hold their treasures as trustees, for the benefit of 
the community; and while they have duties as owners and 
guardians which they may not forget or neglect, and are es- 
pecially responsible for providing that the best possible use 



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shall be made of that which is in their hands, they are al>o 
bound to remember that they have a duty to a wider constit- 
uency than that which is represented by their membership. 
Publication, as it becomes possible to edit and to print histori- 
cal material, and careful indexing of that which it is impossi- 
ble to put into type, are the most evident ways of dischargin>( 
that duty. Other methods of service occur from time to time. 
and we do not mean to neglect them. 

LIBRARY AND GIFTS. 

I do not need to commend to your careful attention the report 
of our Librarian and Curator. His record of purchases and 
gifts, with his notes of other matters connected with our work. 
is always interesting and instructive and calls for — as indeed 
it always receives — our appreciative recognition. 

I am glad to note here that when we were read\' to place 
on exhibition the collection of arms, medals, and other me- 
mentos of General Hawley, the expense of providing suitable 
cases for them was generously borne by Colonel Frank W. 
Cheney and six other personal friends — ex-Governor George 
P. McLean, ex-Governor Abiram Chamberlain, Hon. John R. 
Buck, Mayor William F. Henney, Charles E. Perkins. Esq.. 
and Henry H. Bridgman, Esq. To the thanks of this Society 
for their generous gift, I desire to add here the assurance of 
Mrs. Hawley' s grateful acknowledgment. 

I have pleasure in making mention of another benefaction 
already reported, by which a former gift of $400 to the Book 
Fund has been by the same generous donor, whose name I am 
not permitted to mention, increased to §1,000. The Publica- 
tion Fund has also received a liberal gift of $73 from Mr. Byani 
K. Stevens. And presently, in speaking of our general finan- 
cial condition, I shall be able to announce a helpful and timel\ 
donation for current expenses, which has been most encourag- 
ing- 

FUNDS AND FINANCES. 

Some little time ago the Standing Committee requested the 
Secretary to prepare a report on the funds of the Society, ex- 
hibiting their origin and the conditions on which they are 
held. This report is now ready and contains much interesting; 



IS 

information, and it should serve as a basis for action in regard 
to the funds, their investments, and the use to be made of the 
income received from them. I ask that the report may be 
read to the Society and ordered printed with other reports, 
and I trust that before long the Standing Committee will take 
action upon certain recommendations which are ready to be 
submitted to it and to bring the same before the Society. 

The increase of the annual dues of members by a dollar each, 
which has gone into operation during the past 3'ear, has begun 
to be felt as adding to the amount which we have in hand for 
our current expenses; but as a good part of our new^ members, 
admitted in the latter half of the year, have not been called 
upon for annual dues, the full amount of the increase does not 
show itself as yet in the Treasurer's accounts. 

If, however, we include the admission fees wdth the annual 
dues, these two items have brought in $860 in the past 3'ear, 
being an increase of $361 over the year preceding. If there is 
no great withdrawal of members next year — and there seems 
to be no reason at all for expecting it — the income from annual 
dues alone will be about $800, and w^e may well expect Si 50 
more from new members; so that the income for next year 
will probably exceed that of this year by about $100. It is 
gratifying to note that, w^hile the expenses for the past year 
have been greater than those of the year preceding by some- 
what over $300 — nearly the whole amount being due to an in- 
crease, long deserved and too long deferred, in the one salary 
which we pay — the excess of disbursements over receipts from 
ordinary sources is less by some $30 than a 3'ear ago. Still, we 
ought not to be charging $400 or more of our expenses each 
3'ear to w^hat realh' is our principal account; and I have great 
satisfaction in sa3'ing that we are not doing it to-da3-, for 
though the preliminar3' figures showed this 3-ear a deficit of 
$522, a very timely and generous gift — I may add a very en- 
couraging gift — of $400 from one of our Vice-Presidents has 
practicall3\ wiped out the deficit. Our accounts make there- 
fore to-day a better showing than for a long time back. We 
ought indeed to do more than provide each 3-ear for the Libra- 
rian's salary, and expend §225 for insurance premiums, some 
$260 for books and binding, and Si 60 for expenses of adminis- 
tration; and we ma3' well consider again the possibility of 



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seeking a fairly large increase of our invested funds; but tliv j 

experience of the past year, showing the willingness of our \ 

members to add to the amount of their annual dues to such an I 

extent as to provide for a needed increase of expenditure, anrl | 

special liberality which makes this year exceptional in our \ 

recent financial annals, gives great encouragement for the 
future. 

We have an important trust for these daj-s and for genera- 
tions to come; I do not think that we shall fail to acknowledge 
it and to discharge its duties. 

Samuel Hart, 

President. 



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Kccorbing Secretary's 2^eport 



To the Stmidbig Committee of the Connectic2(t Historical Society: 
AT a meeting of the Standing Committee held December 2, 
/» 1904, the Recording Secretary was directed to report at 
an early meeting upon the history and conditions attached 
to the special funds belonging to the Society. 

Pursuant to these directions I beg to submit the following 
report: 

The largest special fund is that left b}^ the Rev. Thomas 
Robbins, the Society's first librarian, who died September 13, 
1S56. His will contains the following provision: ''The rest 
and residue of my property, including my stock in the Hart- 
ford, the Phoenix, and the Savings Banks, in Hartford, and 
any other property belonging to me at my decease, excepting 
the articles otherwise designated in this testamentary instru- 
ment, I give to the Connecticut Historical Societ}', to be a 
perpetual fund, the avails of which to be applied to the pres- 
ervation, increase and improvement of the Library; primarih' 
Theology and History." The executor's account on file at 
the Hartford Probate Court shows that under this provision 
the Society received 5 shares of Hartford Bank stock, par 
value $500; 15 shares of Phoenix Bank stock, paryalue $1,500; 
20 shares of Mercantile Bank stock, par value $2,000; and 
cash $363.52. The Mercantile Bank stock was withdrawn 
and on February 10, 1862, the Society received Si, 975 for it. 
The same day this was reinvested in 20 shares of the stock of 
the City Bank of Hartford, par value $2,000, at a cost of 
$2,003.34. In 1 88 1 this bank discounted its stock one fifth, 
reducing the Society's holdings from 20 to 16 shares, a loss 
to the Societ}^ of $400 in par value of the stock. 

A few years ago one of the Society's members, whose name 
is withheld, gave S400 to establish a Book Fund. This 
amount was allowed to accumulate until it reached $500, 
which sum was established as the principal of the fund, the 
income to be used for the purchase of books for the library. 



In December last the same anonymous donor who established 
the fund gave $600 more to it, making the principal of the 
fund §1,100. 

The Societ3''s Publication Fund was established with the 
legacy of $1,000 left by our former president, Hon. Thomas 
Day, who died March i, 1855. This legacy is now represented 
by the 20 shares of Cleveland and Pittsburg Railroad Co. 
stock credited to that fund. Mr. Daniel Goodwin, who died 
July 20, 1876, left a legacy of §1,000 to the Society with 
directions that Mr. Charles J. Hoadly should designate of 
what it should form a part. On June i, 1880, Mr. Hoadly 
handed a check for that amount to the treasurer and directed 
that it should be added to the Publication Fund. 

Following the receipt of the Day legacy the Society endeav- 
ored to increase this fund, and during the two years ending 
July 16, i860, added at different times sums amounting to 
$240 to the principal of the fund. 

The by-laws adopted May 28, 1855, and still in force with 
slight change of wording, provide that " the legac}^ left to the 
Society by the late President, the Honorable Thomas Day, the 
avails of all life memberships, and all special donations and 
subscriptions which may be made thereto, shall constitute a 
Publication Fund, the income of which shall be applied under 
the direction of the Publication Committee towards the expense 
of an annual volume. 

In the earlier years of the Society the sources of monies 
credited to the Publication Fund were not always carefully 
designated, and it is possible, perhaps probable, that some 
members qualified as life members and paid their life member- 
ship fees to the Publication Fund of whose qualifying we have 
no record to-day. Previous to our first printed membership 
list in 1889, two are known to have qualified as life members, 
and since then 75 others have qualified at the old fee of §25 
and one at the increased fee of $50. Their total fees would 
amount to $1,975. 

On November 30, 1901, Mr. George E. Hoadley gave to the 
Society in memory of his brother i ,07 1 copies of the Colonial 
Records of Connecticut, volumes 4 to 15. The conditions of 
the gift read as follows: " Provided no volumes are sold at a 
less price than four dollars apiece, excepting those damaged 



or unbound, and such odd volumes as I may desire to have at 
three dollars each, also that no volumes shall be used as ex- 
changes. The proceeds of the sale shall be invested in a 
permanent fund in memory of my brother, and shall be called 
The Charles J. Hoadly Fund. The interest only shall be 
used to purchase books for the Society." The principal of 
this fund now amounts to $324. It is increasing each year 
through the sale of the volumes, and is expected to ultimately 
amount to $4,000. 

No conditions were attached to the legacy of $1,000 received 
from David Watkinson in i860, nor to the legac}' of $5,000 
received from James B. Hosmer in 1880. Neither were there 
any conditions attached to the tw^o gratuities of $1,000 each, 
one received from the Pawtucket Bank in 1849, the other from 
the City Bank of Hartford in 1852. 

A1.BERT C. Bates, 

Recording Secretary, 
Hartford, May 22, 1906. 



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Mr. Preside7it and Members of tJie Society: 

SHERE is but little that can be said in any particular year in 
an annual report which will differ strikingh' from what 
has already been said in previous reports. It is for the most 
part but a comparison with former reports and a general review 
of the year's work. As such this report is submitted, and 
perhaps this is the true province of such a report. 

The appropriations made by the Wadsworth Athenaeum in 
January of this year to the various libraries in the building 
for the purchase of books w^ere much reduced from the amounts 
granted in previous years. 

The sum appropriated to this Society was $ioo, making 
$2,675 as the total of the eight annual appropriations. Of 
this sum, $2,664.76 has been expended in the purchase of 
824 volumes and 95 pamphlets, or 919 titles, and the binding 
of a few of them. The amount expended since the last report 
is $210.81 in the purchase of 72 volumes and one pamphlet. 
The additions during the year are as follows: 

Allen, O. P. Descendants of E. Allen. Palmer. 1905. 

Bolles, J. A. Genealogy of Belles Family. Boston. 1865. 

Brief history of First presbyterian church, Newtown, L. I. 

Briggs, L. V, History and records of St. Andrews P. E. church Hanover. 

Mass. 1904. 
[Britten, E. E.] Genealogy, Britton, Brooklyn. 1901. 
Brockett, E. J. Descendants of J. Brockett. East Orange. 1905. 
Bushnell, II. History of Granville, O. Columbus. 1889. 
Cassel, D. K. History of the Mennonites. Philadelphia. 18SS. 
Chaffin, \V. L. History of town of Easton, Mass. Cambridge. 1SS6. 
[Cooley, H. L.] Genealogy of early settlers of Trenton and Ewing, X. J. 

Trenton. 1SS3. 
Corwin, E. T. Historical discourse at Millstone [N. J.J New York. 

1866. 
Crozier, \V. A. Virginia colonial militia 1651-1776. New York. 1905. 
DeForest & Bates. History of Westborough. Mass. Westborough. iSui. 
Family memorials of I). Willey and wife. San Francisco. 1S08. 



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Glenn, T. A. American genealogist, vol, i, 1899-1900. 

Griffin, S. G, Histor}' of town of Keene, N. H, Keene. 1904, 

Hasting, H., ed. Ecclesiastical records of state of New York. Albany. 
1901-1902. 4 vols. 

History of town of Freetown, Mass. Fall River. 1902. 

[Howe, G. R.J Genealogy of Barber-Eno family. Newark. 1893. 

Hoyt, D. W. Salisbury and Amesbury [Mass.] families, vol. 2. Provi- 
dence. I902. 

Hudson, A. S. History of Concord, Mass., vol. i. Concord. 1904. 

Huguenot Society of America, Collections, vol. i. New York. i336. 

Independent Chronicle, 1795-1796. Boston. 

Jackson, J. R. History of Littleton, N. H. Cambridge. 1905. 3 vols. 

Kennedy, J. P., ed. Journals of House of Burgesses of Virginia, 1773- 
1776. Richmond. 1903. 

Lasher genealog)-. New York. 1904. 

Lea, J. H. & Lea, G. H. Ancestry and posterity of J. Lea. Philadelphia. 
1906. 

Leavens, P. Y . Leavens name. Passaic. 1903. 

Luin, J. B. Annals of Buffalo Valley, Pa. Harrisburg, 1877. 

Maine historical and genealogical recorder, vol 9. Portland. 1898. 

Martindale, J. C. History of Byberry and Moreland, Pa. Philadelphia. 

Minor, L. H. A. Meriwethers and their connections. Albany. 1892. 

Molyneux, N. Z. R. History of Molyneux family. Syracuse. 1904. 

Morris, T. S. Tucker genealogy. Chicago. 1901. 

Myers, A. C. Quaker arrivals at Philadelphia, 16S2-1750. Philadelphia. 
1902. 

Page, O. O. Short account of family of Ormsby. Albany. 1892. 

Palmer, C. J. History of Leno.x and Richmond [Mass. J Pittsfield. 1904. 

Parshall, J. C. History of Parshall family. Syracuse. 1903. 

Parsons, L. B. History of town of Rye, N. H. Concord. 1905. 

Payne, T. C. Litchiield and Morris [Conn. J inscriptions. Litchfield, 
1905. 

Richardson, E. History of Woonsocket [R. I.J Woonsoeket.. 1876. 

Roberts, E. Old Richland [Pa.] families. Norristown. 1898. 

Rupp, I. D. Collection of names of immigrants to Pennsylvania. Phila- 
delphia. [189S.] 

Sachse, J. F. German sectarians of Pennsylvania, 1742-1800. Phila- 
delphia. 1900. 

Smith, S. F. History of Newton, Mass. Boston. 18S0. 

Street, G. E. Mount Desert [Me.] a history, Boston. 1905, 

Symmes, F. R. History of Old Tennant Church. [N. J.] Cranbury, 
1904. 

Thompson, W. Swampscott [Mass.] Lynn. 1885. 

Throop, B. H. Half century in Scranton [Pa.] Scranton. 1895. 

Townshend, C, H, British Invasion of New Haven. New Haven, 1879. 

Tryphena Ely White's journal. [New York. 1905,] 

Twining family. Fort Wayne. 1905. 

Vital records of Bo.xford. NLiss. Topsheld. 1905. 

Vital records of Charlton, Mass. Worcester. 1905. 



Vital records of Douglas, Mass. Worcester. 1906. 

Vital records of Lynn, Mass., vol. i, births. Salem. 1905. 

Vital records of Medway, Mass. Boston. 1905. 

Vital records of Newton, Mass. Boston. 1905. 

Vital records of Oakham, Mass. Worcester. 1905. 

Vital records of Palmer, Mass. Boston, 1905. 

Vital records of Royalston, Mass. Worcester. 1905. 

Vorce, C. M. Genealogical record of the Vorce Family. Cleveland. 1901. 

Whitcomb, F. H. Vital records of Keene, N. H. Keene. 1905. 

Wight, W. W. The Wights. Milwaukee. 1S90. 

Witcher, W. F. Some things about Coventry-Benton, N. H. Woods- 

ville. 1905. 
Woods, E, Albermarle Co., Va. [1901.] 

The increase of our Book Fund by the addition to it of S600 
from the same anonymous donor who created the fund, is a 
very pleasant item to record. Since the establishment of tiie 
fund in 1895 i^s principal has been increased by the addition 
to it, by vote of the Society, of $100 from the accruing income, 
and 30 volumes have been added to the librar}^ from the re- 
maining income. The purchases credited to this fund during 
the year have been: 

Brooks, W^. F. History of the Fanning Family. Worcester. 1905. 2 vols. 
Carney, S. FL, Jr. Genealogy of the Carney family. New York. 1904. 
Comstock, C. B. Some descendants of Samuel Comstock. New York. 

1905. 
Field, Edward. State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. Boston. 

1902. 3 vols. 
North, J. W. History of Augusta, Me. Augusta. 1870. 
Richards, L. S. Histor>' of Marshfield, Mass. Vol. 2. Plymouth. 1905. 
Waters, T. F. Ipswich in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Ipswich. 1005. 
White, A. L. Genealogy of the descendants of John White. Vol. 3. 

Haverhill. 1905. 

Five volumes have been added during the year to the two 
previously purchased from the income of the Charles J. Hoadly 
Fund. They are: 

Blish, J. K. Genealogy of the Blish family in America. Kewanee. IQ05. 
Greene, L. M. Development of religious liberty in Connecticut. Boston. 

1905. 
Hall, C. S. Life and letters of Samuel Holden Parsons. Binghamton. 

1905. 
Judd, S. History of Hadley. Mass. Springfield. 1905. 
Lawson, H. M. History and genealogy of descendants of C. Corbin. 

Hartford. 1905. 



In addition to the numerous Public Documents, reports, &:c., 
regularly received from the State of Connecticut as issued, the 
library has received through the Comptroller's office a special 
donation of over 450 volumes and pamphlets, documents of 
previous years, which go to make our collection more com- 
plete. 
■ Fifteen eighteenth centur}^ almanacs printed in Connecticut 

have been added to the collection of 140 noted in the last re- 
port as being in the library. One Roger Sherman almanac 
! has also been added, so that we are now represented by six of 

[ the eleven years for which his were published. 

i The manuscripts received, while not as many in number as 

! the average for some j^ears past, are perhaps full}' up to the 

I average in interest. They are: 

I George F. At well, Alew Britain. 

Copies of five printed articles upon James G. Percival. 
} Alisses Emily and Josephine Barnard, Hartford. 

Records of the meetings of " Our Club, 1S62," kept in verse by George 
i H. Clark. This was a literary club composed of Hartford men. 

Samuel W. Barrows, Hartford. 
\ Geneology of descendents of Andrew Barrows, 1 864-1905, continuing \V. 

[ L. Weaver's manuscript of the family in Windham. 

[ Fredus R. Case, Rainbow. 

\ Miscellaneous writings of the late Judge Seneca O. Griswold of Poquon- 

I ock— national and state politics, the tariff, tobacco industry, schools, 

! Windsor's town indebtedness and roads, &c. 

; Mrs. Susa?i Chalke)\ Saybrook. 

Journal kept by Humphrey Pratt of Saybrook, January 30, 17S4, to March 
8, 1828. 
♦ Bill of town of Saybrook against State of Connecticut for expense of 

keeping guards at the fort, 1776-1781. 
Edward E. Cornwall, M. D., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Records kept 1764-1772 by Rev. John Norton, minister of the church in 
East Hampton (Chatham.) 
I William C. Gilman, Norwich. 

I Copy of agreement to form the Erie Co. [1798.] 

fames Grant, Hartford. 

Five receipts and documents, 1792-1816, relating to Windsor and Simsbury. 
j Mrs. Kate H. Gwillim, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

\ Journal, in three volumes, kept by her husband the late Corp. Reese B. 

\ Gwillim of West Hartford, Oct. i, 1862. to June 26. 1S63, while >erv. 

\ ing in Company E, Twenty-second Regiment, Connecticut Volun- 

' teers. 



Miss Jessy Trumbull McClellan, Woodstock. 

Diary kept by Sarah McClellan in 1848 while residing in Hartford in the 
family of Daniel Wadsworth, founder of the Wadsworth Athen;».um. 
and covering the time of his death. 
Letter from F. W. Hubbard to Mrs. Sarah (McClellan) Webb announcin^,^ 
the death of Mrs. Daniel Wadsworth. 
Francis Parsons^ Hartford. 

Instructions by Timothy Pickering, Secretary of State of the United States, 
to U. S. Ministers to France, October 22, 1799. 
Thomas H. Patterson, Bristol. 

Copy of inscriptions from stones in the Episcopal cemetery in Bristol. 
Benjamin IV. Pettibone, Winchester. 

Record book of Joseph Willcockson, Justice of the Peace in Simsbury, 
1742-1752. 
Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Volume of sermons by Joseph Harvey, D. D., 1840. 
Colonel Frederick William Prince, Hartford. 

Memoir of Elder John Prince, with many manuscript genealogical addi- 
tions by Colonel Prince. 
Professor Justin H. Smith, Dartmouth, N. H. 

Copy of a letter from Bernard Romans to General Philip Schuyler, April 
25, 1776. 
James Terry, jS W ether sfield Avenue, Hartford. 

Whiting family papers — assignments of wages by soldiers in the French 
and Indian War, West Hartford papers, Windham papers, miscella- 
neous letters and deeds. 

The total number of accessions for the year exceeds that of 
last year b}' about 20 per cent. It is, exclusive of manu- 
scripts, by donation 591 volumes, 735 pamphlets and 56 mis- 
cellaneous; by purchase, including Book Fund and Hoadly 
Fund, 59 volumes, 93 pamphlets and six miscellaneous: by 
exchange two volumes and six pamphlets. Adding to these the 
72 volumes and one pamphlet purchased with the Athena:uiu 
appropriation gives a total of 724 volumes, 835 pamphlets and 
62 miscellaneous; or a grand total of 1,621 items. 

The number of our readers during the past year was 4,463. 
being 12 percent, greater than the number during the previous 
year. One month they numbered over 500, four months over 
400, five months over 300, and two months over 200. In but 
one previous instance, the three successive months of January. 
February and March, 1897, has the number of readers exceeded 
500 during a month; and during but one previous year, 1897-9S, 
has the total number exceeded that of the past year. 



About 550 bound and unbound volumes, not duplicates in 
the library, but which would rarely be called for, hav^e been 
listed and placed in our storeroom in the annex building. 
Duplicate bound volumes of newspapers to the number of 142, 
and about 75 duplicate pamphlets have also been taken to the 
storeroom, 
' Two handsome oak and plate glass cases have been provided 

I for the memorials of the late General Joseph R. Hawley which 

were described in the last report, and they are now exhibited 
in our hall, forming a display which receives much attention 
i particularly from veterans of the Civil War. 

I Twenty-three eighteenth century Connecticut imprints other 

[ than almanacs have been added to our large collection. The 

■ earliest of these are: 

i 

I Pratt, Peter. The prey taken from the strong. New London. 1725. 

(Imperfect, but completes an imperfect copy already in the library.) 
I Throop, Benjamin. Sermon at the funeral of Henry Willes. New 

; London. 1759. 

! Bellamy, Joseph. The half-way covenant. New London. [1769.] 

I Mention was made in a previous report of a volume com- 

; piled by our former president, the late J. Hammond, LL. D., 

entitled "List of Books Printed in Connecticut, 1 709-1 800." 
; This list enumerates 1,730 imprints of books, session laws and 

■ broadsides not being included. During the year such of the 

imprints there listed as are in the library have been checked, 
and the result shows that copies of two-thirds of those listed 
by Trumbull, or above 1,150, are in the Society's library. 
A list of Connecticut session laws was printed some 3'ears ago. 
A checking of this list shows that 300 different issues of 
eighteenth century Connecticut session laws, above three- 
fourths of the number listed, are in the Society's library. Our 
eighteenth century Connecticut broadsides have not yet been 
fully listed, but it can safely be said that the Society has above 
100 of them. Add to these some 50 books and session laws 
not described in the printed lists already mentioned and we 
have a total of at least 1,600 eighteenth century Connecticut 
imprints now in the Society's library. This is a total of which 
our members may well be proud, and one which probably 
cannot be equalled by any other library. 



To our Vice-President, James J. Goodwin, we are again 
indebted for valuable additions to the library. They include 
eight volumes of the valuable Victoria Histor}- of the Counties 
of England, two volumes of the Index library, the annual 
volume of The Genealogist, a complete set to date, fourteen 
volumes, of The East Anglian, and the first volume. A-G, of 
the New England Historical and Genealogical Register's Index 
of Persons, vols. 1-50. This index will prove one of the most 
frequently used books in the librar3\ Since the report of 1902, 
containing a list of the publications of the Index Library-, was 
published, seven volumes and parts of nine others have been 
issued. The completed volumes are: 

Chancery Proceedings, Reynardson's Division. Vols, i, 2. 1649-1714. 

(29, 32) 
Faculty Office, Marriag-e Licenses, 1632-1714, (33) 
Gloucestershire Inquisitions. Vol. 4. 1236-1300. (30) 
Leicester Wills. 1495-1649. (27) 
Lincoln Wills. Vol. i. 1320-1600. (2S) 
Worcester Wills. 1451-1600. (31) 

An addition to our collection of portraits of prominent Con- 
necticut men is the painting of Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary 
of the Navy during the Civil War, the work of George F. 
Wright, presented by his son, Edgar T. Welles of New York 
City. Mr. Welles has also presented an interesting group of 
ancient Aztec idols procured some years ago from the interior 
of Mexico. They consist of beads, conventionalized human 
figures and grotesque heads, carved from stone and made of 
terra-cotta. Vice-president E. Stevens Henry has presented us 
with seventeen volumes issued by the United States Govern- 
ment, all of which are of value and interest. From the Library 
of Congress we have received various bibliographical lists and 
other publications as issued, among which are the Journals of 
the Continental Congress edited by Worthington C. Ford, four 
volumes now issued; from the National Museum of Brazil, its 
Archives, vols. 11 and 12; from the editor, Professor Henry 
P. Johnston, the Memoir of Col. Benjamin Tallmadge, issued 
in beautiful stjde by the New York Sons of the Revolution: 
from General Lucius A. Barbour, forty-five bound volumes of 
early magazines; from the publishers, Burrows Brothers, the 
first two volumes of Charles M. Avery's History of the United 
States and its People. 



About the same amount of binding has been done this year 
as last; 64 volumes in " half- morocco," 68 volumes in ''full 
cloth," and 58 pamphlets rather inexpensively bound in " full- 
cloth." 

Genealogies of the Cornwall, Evans, Lancaster, Lord, Mower, 
Prince, Ward, West and Yonge familes have been placed on 
our shelves in addition to those mentioned elsewhere and credi- 
ted to the Athenaeum, Hoadly and Book Funds. 

An interesting old map of Connecticut, procured from Mrs. 
Adaline Roe a descendant of the engraver, has been presented 
to the Society. It measures 27 by 35 inches, was drawn and 
engraved by Joel Allen a native and sometime resident of 
Farmington but then of Middletown, published by William 
Blodget of Middletown and dated Middletown, March, 1792. 
Two varieties of the map were issued, the other being without 
place or date of issue. 

The onl}' special exhibit made during the year was a selec- 
tion of a few early American book-plates, evidences of former 
ownership of books now in the library. Those shown were: 

Sam'l Broome 1756. Probably engraved abroad. The volume 
containing it was printed in Philadelphia, 17S5, and presented by 
Horation G. Broome of New Haven, 1842. 

Joseph Chew, Probably engraved abroard. Born in Virginia, 
Married in New London, where he resided 1752-1755. 

Ben-jamin Dolbeare, of Boston in New England. Oxford: 
Printed at the Clarendon Printing House, October 6. 1739. 
A man of some prominence in Boston, This is said to be the only 
example known of this plate. 

This Book belongs to the Monthly Library in Farmington. 
Engraved about iSoi. " M. Bull's & T. Lee's Sculp." 

Abel Flint. 1765-1825. Pastor of the Second Church in Hart- 
ford, 1791-1824. Printed plate. 

Dr. John Jeffries. 1745-1819. A Boston Physician. Engraved 
plate. 

John Keese. Probably of Dutchess county, N, V.; married 1749. 
Peter Rushton " Maverick Sculpt." 

Apprentices' Library, Located in New Haven. "A.Anderson, 
Sc." Ale.xander Anderson, 1775-1S70, was the hrst American wood 
engraver. This plate is engraved on copper. 

Allen Olcott. An elaborate manuscript plate. 

Charles Olmstead. A book collector of East Hartford. Died 
about 1830. Engraved plate. 

Peperi, The plate of Sir William Pepperrell of .Maine, 1696-175Q. 
the first American Baronet, Probably engraved in England 1 745-1 754. 



Jared Scarborotgh, 17S1-1816. Merchant in Hartford. Prob- 
ably engraved by Abner Reed of East Windsor and Hartford. 

William Smith, Charlp:ston, S. C. 1784-1840. Statesman and 
lawyer. Engraved plate. 

Jeremiah Wadsworth. i 743-1804. Prominent in the Revolu- 
tion. Lived in Hartford where the Wadsworth Athemeum stands. 
Printed plate. 

Upon the formal request of Professor J. Franklin Jameson, 
representing the Carnegie Institution of Washington, in De- 
cember last, it was voted to allow the Institution to secure 
from the Society's manuscripts ''accurate copies of all letters 
relating to the proceedings of the Continental Congress and 
the Congress of the Confederation, 1 774-1 789, which were 
written by delegates to those bodies and sent home for the 
information of the state governors or governments." And at 
the next regular meeting, upon further request, the Institu- i 

tion was given permission to have copies made ' ' of any letters 
in our archives from or to delegates to the Continental Con- 
gress or the Congress of the Confederation, illustrating the 
doingfs of either of said bodies." Acting; under these votes 



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full copies have been made of 185 letters and extracts taken | 

from 35 others. Memoranda have been made also of a large ; 

number in addition, more than 350, the question of copying or 
making extracts from which is to be decided later. These ^ 

results show the exceeding richness of our collection in manu- 
scripts covering this important period of our nation's history. 
The first appropriation made in 1899 by the Wadsworth 
Athenaeum to this Society for the purchase of books was S500. 
This sum has been reduced from time to time in later annual 
appropriations until the amount for this year is Si 00. With 
the first and largest appropriation the Society was scarcely 
able to secure all the new books that were needed to keep the 
library' reasonably up to date in its particular lines, and the ^ 

large reduction in the appropriation seriously cripples the 
library in its purchases. If possible, some way should be ar- 
ranged for providing at least $400 annually for purchases, in 
addition to what is now available. 

Respectfully, 

Albert C. Bates, 

Librarian. 



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INVESTMENTS 



HELD BY THE CONNECTICUT HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 



GENERAL FUND. 



5 shares Hartford National Bank, 

15 shares Phoenix National Bank, - 

16 shares City Bank, Hartford, 

10 shares Pitts., Ft. Wayne & C. R. R. Co. 
40 shares Atchison, Top. & Santa Fe R. R. 
20 shares Southern Railway, preferred, - 



Par 
Value 

$500 00 

1,500 GO 

1,600 00 
1,000 00 
4,000 00 
2,000 00 



15 shares St. Louis & San Fran. R. R,, istpref., 1,500 00 



Standisg 
at 

140 

125 

.9" 
175 

lOT 

99 
66 



Market 
Value 

$700 00 

1,875 00 

1,552 00 

1,750 00 

4,040 00 

1,980 00 

990 00 

$12,387 00 



PUBLICATION FUND. 



20 shares Clev. & Pitts. R. R. Co., - - $1,000 00 

10 shares Union Pacific R. R., preferred, - 1,000 00 

Deposit with the Society for Savings, - 3.757 14 

Deposit with Charter Oak National Bank, 743 72 



175 
94 



$1,750 00 
940 00 

3,757 14 
743 72 

$8,091 98 



BOOK FUND. 
Deposit with the Society for Savings, - - $1,090 77 



I1.090 77 



CHARLES J. HOADLY FUND. 

Deposit with Mechanics Savings Bank, - S331 86 — $331 86 



John E. Morris, Treasurer. 



Hartford, May i, 1906. 



I have compared above statements of funds, and find securities in the hands 
of the Treasurer. 



J. G. Woodward, Auditor. 



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2Hcmber5 of i\[Z Society 



Hamc, Hesibence <xv!i> Date of Clbmission. 



Those in Italics are Life Members. 

Allen, Mrs. Carrie White, Hartford, Nov. 4, 1902. 

Allen, DeWittC, Hartford, May 2, 1905. 

Allen, Francis Burke, Hartford, Jan. 2, 1906. 

Allen, Normand Francis, Hartford, Nov. 4, 1902. 

Alton, Charles D., M. D., Hartford, Nov. 13, iSSS. 

Alvord, Samuel Morgan, Hartford, April 7, 1903. 

Ames, Charles L., Hartford, May 2, 1905. 

Anderson, Joseph, D. D., Waterbury, May 27, 1903. 

Andrews, Frank D., Vineland, N. J., Nov. 7, 1905. 

Andrews, James P., Hartford, May 23, 1905. 

Andrews, Myron Allen, West Hartford, Jan. 10, 1S93. 

Atwood, Rev. Eugene F., Hartford. Dec. 3, 1SS9. 

Bacon, William Plumb, New Britain, March 4, 1902. 

Bailey, Frederic William, Worcester, Mass., March 3, 1S90. 

Baker, Mrs. Josephine R., Boston, Mass., Nov. 13. 1S94. 

Baldwin, Simeon Eben, New Haven, April 4, 1899. 

Banks, Moses E., Fairfield, May 23, 1905. 

Barbour, Lucius A., Hartford, April 6, 18S6. 

Barbour, Lucius Barnes, Hartford, Feb. 6, 1906. 

Barnes, Trescott C, Barkhamsted, March 6, igo6. 

Barney, D. Newton, Farmington, May 23, 1905. 

Bates, Albert Carlos, East Granby, July 2, 1SS9. 

Bates, Orrin W.. Sterling, May 23, 1905. 

Beach, Charles Edward, West Hartford. March i, 1904. 

Beach, George Watson, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Beach, Mary Elizabeth, West Hartford, Oct. i, 1895. 

Beecher, Mrs. Adabel W., New Haven, Nov. 7, 1.905. 

Beecher, Edward C, New Haven, Nov. 7, 1905. 

Belden, John H., Falls Village, May 2, 1905. 

Belknap, Leverett, Hartford. Oct. 4, 1S92. 

Bevin, Mrs. Jane C. Loomis, East Hampton, Jan. 4, 1900. 

Billings, Henry F., Hartford. May 23, 1905. 

Bingham, Edwin Henr>', Hartford. Dec. 5, 1S93. 

Bissell, F. Clarence, WilUmantic, Feb. 2, 1S97. 



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Blanchard, Joseph L., Hartford, March i, 1892. 

Bliss, Mrs. Emily H. Loomis, Hartford, Jan. 4, 1900. 

Bliss, Frederick Spencer, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1905. 

Bliss, Francis E., Hartford, April 2, 1895. 

Bliss, Walter, Hartford, April 2, 1S95. 

Boardman, Thomas J., Hartford, March i, 1892. 

Boardman, William Francis Joseph, Hartford, May 29, i838. 

Boardman, William G., Hartford, March i, 1892. 

Bond, Henry Richardson, New London, Dec. 4, 1894. 

Booth, Charles Edwin, New York, N. Y., April 4, 1905. 

Bowen, Clarence Winthrop, Woodstock, May 2, 18S2. 

Bowers, Dxvight £., New Haven, Jan. 3, 1899. 

Boyd, Edward Steele, Woodbury, Feb. 5, 1901. 

Brainard, Homer Worthington, Hartford, Nov. 13, 1894. 

Brainard, Lticy Abigail, Hartford, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Brainard, Mrs. Mary Biilkeley, Hartford, March i, 1904, 

Brainard, Morgan Bulkeley, Hartford, Jan. 5, 1904. 

Brainard, Newton Case, Hartford, Jan. 5, 1904. 

Brandegee, Frank Bosworth, New London, May 23, 1905. 

Bridgman, Henry H., Norfolk, April 7, 1903. 

Briggs, Warren R., Stratford, April 7, 1903. 

Brinsmade, John Chapin, Washington, Oct. 3, 1905.' 

Brockett, Edward Judson, East Orange, N. J., May i, 1906. 

Brooks, Isaac W., Torrington, May 5, 1891. 

Browne, John D., Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Buck, John Halsey, Hartford, Jan. 4, 1898. 

Buck, John R., Hartford, March 4, 1890. 

Buell, Harley P., Colchester, May 2, 1905. 

Bulkeley, Mrs. Fannie Briggs Hotcghton, Hartford, May i, iSq4. 

Bulkeley, Morgan Gardner, Hartford, May i, 1894. 

Bunce, Jonathan Brace, Hartford, May 26, 1S96. 

Burbank, Katherine, Hartford, April 7, 1891. 

Burt, Charles Richard, Hartford, Dec. i, 1903. 

Burton, Mrs. Martha Whiting, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1S93. 

Cady, Ernest, Hartford, Oct. 3, 1S93. 

Calhoun, David Samuel, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Calhoun, Mrs. Eliza Scott, Hartford, Nov. 10, 1S96. 

Call, Arthur Deerin, Hartford. Oct. 3, 1905. 

Camp, Charles Lewis Nichols, New Haven, April 5, 1S98. 

Camp, David N., New Britain, Feb. 4, 1S90. 

Capen, J. Cleveland, Bloomtield, Feb. 4, 1902. 

Carter, Howard W., Norfolk, May 6, 1S90. 

Case, Erastus Ely, Windsor, Nov, i, 1904. 

Castle, Harry Allen, riainville, Feb. 6, 1S94. 

Catlin, Abijah, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Catlin, William H., Meriden. Nov. 5, 1895. 

Champlin, William Hamilton, Hartford, Dec. 2. 1S90. 

Chapin, Gilbert W., Hartford, March i, 1904. 

Chapin, Hermon W., Tine Meadow, May 2, 1905. 



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Chase, Warren D., Killingly, May 2, 1905. 

Cheney, Louis Richmond, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1895. 

Clark, Charles H., Milldaie, Oct. 3, 1905. 

Clark, Charles Hopkins, Hartford, May 25, 1875. 

Clark, Mary, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1893. 

Clark, William B., Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Cochrane, Mrs. Harriet Eliza Stoddard, Newington Junction, May 23, 1905. 

Cole, George M., Hartford, Nov. i, 1904. 

Collins, Atwood, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Comstock, George, Bridgeport, Oct. 3, 1905. 

Cone, James Brewster, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1SS4. 

Converse, Alfred Woods, Windsor Locks, July 11, 1893. 

Cooley, Charles P., Hartford, Jan. 3, 1899. 

Cooley, PVancis Rexford, Hartford, May 3, 1892. 

Corbin, Mrs. Fannie Harrison, New Haven, Nov, 4, 1902. 

Cornwall, Edward E., Vl. D., Brooklyn, N. Y., Nov. 7, 1905. 

Crofut, Mrs. Charlotte Phelps, Simsbury, March 6, 1906. 

Curtis, Mrs. Ella Coe Birdsey, Windsor, Dec. 4, 1894. 

Curtis, Mrs. Emily Chauncey, Hartford, March 3, 1896. 

Curtis, George Munson, Meriden, Nov. 7, 1S99. 

Cutler, Ralph William, Hartford, April 4, 1893. 

Davidson, Charles S., Hartford, Nov. 7, 1893. 

Davis, Frank O., Pomfret Center, May 23, 1905. 

Day, Caroline E., Hartford, March 5, 1S95. 

Day, Edward M., Hartford, Dec. i, 1903. 

Day, George H., Hartford, Feb. 3, 1S91. 

Deming, Lucius Parmenias, New Haven, Dec. 3, 1S89. 

Denison, John Ledyard, Hartford, March 7, 1S93. 

Dexter, Franklin Bo7vditch, New Haven, Nov. 7. 1S82. 

Dunham, Isaac Watson, Hartford, May 23, 1905. 

Dutcher, George Matthew, Middletown, Nov. i, 1904. 

Elliot, Thomas O., Pomfret, Nov. 7, 1905. 

Ellis, George W., Hartford, Dec. 6, 1904. | 

Ellsworth, Ernest Bradford, Hartford, May i, 1900. ^ 

Ellsworth, Lemuel Stoughton, Simsbur>', Oct. i, 1895. 

Elmore, Samuel Edward, Hartford, May 6, iSoo. 

Ensign, Charles Sidney, Newton, Mass., Oct. 3, 1893. \ 

Ensign, Joseph Ralph, Simsbury, Oct. i, 1895. '; 

Ensign, Ralph Hart, Simsbury, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Farrand, Max, Newark, N. J., Feb. 5, 1901. si 

Farrel, Alton, Ansonia, May 23, 1905. \ 

Faxon, Mrs. Nellie A., Hartford, Oct. 2, 1S94. j 

Faxon, Walter C, Hartford, May 6, 1902. ! 

Fay, Gilbert Otis, Hartford, July 11, 1S93. \ 

Felt, Levi Lincoln, Hartford, April i, 1S90. ^ % 

Fenn, Augusta Francis, Winsted, Nov. 7, 1905. 

Fenn, Edward Hart, Hartford, May 24, 1904. 

Fenn, John Roberts, West Hartford, Nov. 5, 18S9. 

Fenn, Linus T., West Hartford, May 6, 1890. 



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Ferguson, Rev. Henry, Hartford, June 3, 1834. 

Fitts, George Henry, Willimantic, Feb. 4, 1896. 

Fox, John O., Putnam, May 23, 1905. 

Fuller, Horace S., M. D., Hartford, April 6, 1886. 

Gammack, Rev, James, LL. D., West Hartford, Jan. 4, 1900. 

Gay, Alice Maria, Hartford, March 3, 1896. 

Gay, Frank Butler, Hartford, Dec. 4, 1S83. 

Gay, Julius, Farmington, Nov. i, 1887. 

Geer, Curtis Manning, West Hartford, Nov. i, 1904. 

Geer, Everett Selden, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1889. 

Geer, William H., Lebanon, May 2, 1905. 

Genthe, Mrs. Martha Krug, Ph. D., Hartford, May 23, 1905, 

Gilbert, Charles E., Hartford, Feb. 4, 1S90. 

Gladwin, Sidney Morse, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Gocher, William Henry, Hartford, Dec. 3, 1901. 

Godard, George S., Hartford, Nov. i, 189S. 

Goodman, Richard J., Hartford, March 6, 1906. 

Goodrich, Arthur L., Hartford, Oct. 3, 1905. 

Goodwin, Mrs. Alice Howiand, Hartford, Nov. 10, 1896. 

Goodwin, Rev. Francis, Hartford, Dec. 12, 1876. 

Goodwin, H. B., Elmwood, Nov. 7, 1905. 

Goodwin, James J unizis, Hartford, Feb. i, 1887. 

Goodwin, Joseph Olcott, East Hartford, June 7, 1887. 

Gordy, Wilbur Fisk, Springfield, Mass., Oct. 7, 1890. 

Graves, Miles Wells, Hartford, Nov. 11, 1S90. 

Grant, Ralph Morgan, East Windsor Hill, May i, 1906. 

Griswold, Charles, Guilford, March 6, 1906. 

Gross, Charles Edward, Hartford, July 2, 1S89. 

Hall, Charles N., New Milford, May 23, 1905. 

Hall, Mary, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Hall, William Hutchins, West Hartford, Oct. 3, 1905. 

Hamlin. L. Belle, Cincinnati, O., May 24, 1898. 

Hammer, Alfred Emil, Branford, May 2, 1905. 

Hammond, George A., Putnam, Nov. 7, 1905. 

Hammond, Joseph Churchill, Jr., Rockville. Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Harris, Mary Munson, Hartford, May 24, 1S9S. 

Hart, Samuel, D. D., Middletown, July 6, 1S75. 

Hathaway, Charles R., South Manchester, Dec. i, 1903. 

Havens, Francis Wayland, Hartford, Dec. 6, 1904. 

Hayden, Nathaniel Warham, Windsor, Oct. 3, 1S93. 

Henry, Edward Stevens, Rockville, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Hewins, Caroline Maria, Hartford, Feb. 2, 1S97. 

Hicks, Rev. Lewis W., Wellesley, Mass., Jan. 3, 1S99. 

Hills, Jonas Coolidge, Hartford, May 26, 1SS5. 

HiUyer, Drayton. Hartford, May 6, 1S90. 

Hine, Charles Daniel, Hartford. May 2, 1905. 

Hitchcock, Henry Preston. Hartford, April i. 1890. 

Hoadley, George Edward, Hartford, Feb. 5, 1901. 

Holcombe, Mrs. Emily S. Goodwin. Hartford. May 6. 1902. 



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Hooker, Edward W., Hartford, Dec. 6, IQ04. 

Hopson, William Fowler, New Haven, March i, 1904. 

Houston, Harry, New Haven, Oct. 3, 1905. 

Hovey, Henry Russell, New York, N. Y., April i, 1902, 

Howard, Daniel, Windsor Locks, May 23, 1905. 

Howe, Harmon G., M. D., Hartford, Feb. 6, 1906. 

Hubbard, Walter Bulkley, Middletown, Oct. 3, 1905. 

Hungerford, Newman^ Hartford, Nov. 7, 1899. 

Huntington, Frederick J., Norwich, May 5, 1896. 

Huntington, Robert W., Jr., Hartford, Jan. 3, 1899. 

Hyde^ Ephraim Hetiry, Hartford, May 7, 18S8. 

Hyde, William W^aldo, Hartford, Jan. 6, 1891. 

Isbell, Milton C, Ansonia, May 2, 1905. 

Jackson, Charles Eben, Middletown, June 29, 1892. 

Johnson, Ezra Levan, Newtown, Nov. 7, 1905. 

Johnson, William E., West Hartford, Nov. i, 1904. 

Judson, Stiles, Stratford, May 23, 1905. 

Kellogg, George Aaron, Glastonbury, May i, 1906. 

Kendall, George Fitch, Sufifield, May 23, 1905. 

Keyes, Charles Henry, Hartford, Oct. 3, 1905. 

Kibbe, James Allen, Warehouse Point, Dec. 3, 1S95. 

Kilbourn, Dwight Canfield, Litchfield, April 2, 1901. 

Kimball, Carlos C, Hartford, July i, 1890. 

Knapp, Howard K., Bridgeport, April 7, 1903. 

Knight, William Ward, M. D., Hartford, Dec. 4, 1894. 

Lake, Everett John, Hartford, May 23, 1905. 

Lamed, Ellen D., Thompson, Oct. 4, 1870. 

Lawrence, Charles H., Hartford, Feb. 3, 1891. 

Lee, Henry, Bridgeport, Nov. 5, 1895. 

Lewis, John B., M. D., Hartford, July 2, 1889. 

Lincoln, Charles L., Hartford, Nov. ii, 1890. 

Linehan, Marj- Lessey, Hartford, Feb. 5, 1901. 

Lines, H. Whales, Meriden, Oct. 4, 1892. 

Little, Thomas, Hartford, Oct. 3, 1905. 

Lockwood, Luke Vincent, Riverside, Dec. 4, 1900. 

Loomis, Archie Harwood, New York, N. Y., March 7, i893' 

Love, Rev. Wm. DeLoss, Ph. D.. Hartford, April 6, 1S86. 

Lyman, Theodore, Hartford, April 6, 18S6. 

Mac Donald, James H., New Haven, Nov. i, 1904. 

MacDonald, Mrs. Mary L. B., Hartford, Dec. 4, 1894. 

Mc Knight, Everett James. Hartford, May 23, 1905. 

Maltbie, Theodore M., Granby, July 11, 1S93. 

Marcy, Thomas Knowlton, AL D., W^indsor, Feb. 2, 1S92. 

Markham, Ernest A., M. D., Durham, Dec. i, 1891. 

Martin, Charles Townley, Hartford, Nov. 13, 1894. 

Mather, Horace E., Hartford, Dec. i, 1SS5. 

Maxwell, Francis Taylor^ Rockville, June 29, 1892. 

Maxzvell, IVilliam, Rockville, Dec. 4, 1894. 

Mills, Henry Lewis, Fairfield, April 7, 1903. 



; Mitchell, Asahel \V., North Woodbury, May 2, 1905. 

} Mitchell, Edwin Knox, Hartford, April 4, 1899. 

[ Moore, Ethelbert Allen, New Britain, May 2, 1905. 

I Morgan, Forrest, Hartford, May 4, i836. 

Morris, John Emery, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1889. 
Morris, Mrs, Mary Pamelia, Hartford, April 4, 1905. 
\ Moseley, Mrs. Florence C, New Haven, Nov, 4, 1902. 

[ Moulton, Mrs. Rachel White, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1902. 

\ Munson. Myron Andrews, West Hartford, Nov, 7, 1905. 

i Newcomb, Mrs. Lydia Williams Bolles, New Haven, May 23, 1905. 

Nichols, James, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 
[ Noble, Charles Henr}-, New Milford, Nov. 7, 1905. 

[ Noble, John Bartlett, East Windsor, May 23,. 1905. 

1 Northam, Charles H., Hartford, March 7, 1893, 

Norton, Frederick Calvin, Bristol, Oct. 3, 1905. 
Olmsted, Fannie Maria, Hartford, Jan, 6, 1891. . 
\ Paine, James Monroe, Danielson, Nov. 7, 1905. 

Parker, Edwin Pond, D, D., Hartford, Nov. 3, 1891. 
Parker, Francis Hubert, Hartford, April 6, 1886, 
Parker, John M., Jr., Hartford, April 4, 1905, 
Parker, Samuel Eugene, Shelter Island, N. Y., March 6, 1906. 
Parker, William D., Meriden, May 2, 1905. 
Parsons, Francis, Hartford, April 4, 1899, 
Patterson, Thomas H,, Bristol, March 6, 1906. 
Pattison, Alexander T., Simsbury, May 2, 1905. 
Peck, Epaphroditus, Bristol, Jan. 4, 1898. 
Peck, John Hyde, West Hartford, Jan. 2, 1906. 
Persiani, Charles C, Plantsville. Oct. 3, 1905. 
Perkins, Arthur, Hartford, April 4, 1899. 
c Perkins, J. Deming, Litchfield, April i, 1890. 

; Perkins, John Russell, Danbury, May 2, 1905. 

\ Perkins, Mrs. Mary R., Hartford, Jan. 4, 1898. 

I Pettibone, Benjamin W., Winchester, P^eb. 2, 1905. 

[ Phelps, Antoinette Randolph, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1893, 

I * Phelps, Charles, Rockville, Nov. i, 1904. 

i Phelps, Judith Bigelow, Winsted, April i, 1902. 

! Phelps, William, Poquonock, Feb. 7, 1905. 

[ Phillips, Ebenezer Sanborn, Bridgeport, May 3. 1898. 

I Pitkin, Mrs. Sarah L., Hartford, April i, 1890. 

I Piatt, Ada L,, Hartford, Jan. 8, 1895, 

I Piatt, James Perr)', Meriden, Feb, 6, 1906. 

1 Potter, Rev. Rockwell Harmon. Hartford, April 2. 1901. 

I Pratt, Edward Burt. Hartford, May 24, 1904. 

I Pratt, Elias, M. D., Torrington, Nov. 7, 1S99. 

I Pratt, Lewellyn, D. D., Norwich, Nov, i, 18S7. 

I Prentice, Samuel Oscar, Hartford. Feb, 6, 1S94. 

Preston, Miles Barber, Hartford. April 4. 1899. 
Prichard, Katharine A,, Waterbur>', April i, 1902, 
Prince, Frederick William, Hartford. Nov. 7, 1S93, 



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Purple, William Russell, Hartford, May 2, 1899. 

Randall, Herbert. Hartford, April 7, 1903. 

Raymond, Mrs. Selah H., Hartford, Nov. i, 1904. 

Richards, Francis Henry, Hartford, July 11, 1S93. 

Ripley, Lewis \V., Glastonbury, May 2, 1905. 

Robbins, Edward D., Wethersfield, June 5, 1S83. 

Roberts, George, Flartford, April 2, 1S95, 

Roberts, Henry, Hartford, May 5, 1891. 

Roberts, Martin Leonard, New Haven, Jan. 2, 1906. 

Robinson, John Trumbull, Hartford, May 27, 1903. 

Robinson, Lucius F., Hartford, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Rogers, Ernest E., New London, April 6, 1897. 

Root, John Gilbert, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Royce, Philander C., Hartford, Oct. 3, 1893. 

Rudd, Malcolm Day, Lakeville, I^Iarch 6, 1900. 

Russell, Gtirdon Wadsworth, M. Z>., Hartford, April 30, 1840. 

Sage, John Hall, Portland, Nov. 5, 1S95. 

St. John, Howell Williams, Hartford, Nov. 3, 1891. 

Sanford, George Bliss, U. S. A., Litchfield, Nov. 13, 1894. 

Scott, Mrs. Mary Ellen Clark, Hartford, March 3, 1S96. 

Scott, Merrit Bradford, Hartford, March 3, 1S96. 

Searls, Charles Edwin, Thompson, Nov. i, 1904. 

Sears, Edward Hale, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1892. 

Seymour, Morris Woodruff, Bridgeport, March 3, 1S91. 

Seymour, Rev. Storrs O., Litchfield, March, 3, 1891. 

Seymour, William O., Ridgefield, May 2, 1905. 

Sharpe, William Carvossa, Seymour, Dec. 2, 1884. 

Shearer, Augustus Hunt, Hartford, Nov. 7, 1905. 

Sheffield, Henry Curtis, Hartford, May i, 1906. 

Shelton, Henry Tweedy, Bridgeport, April 5, 1898. 

Shepard, James, New Britain, April 7, 1S91. 

Shipman, Arthur L., Hartford, Nov. i, 189S. 

Simmons, William S., Central Village, May 2, 1905. 

Simpson, Samuel, Hartford, Nov. i, 1904. 

Skilton, DeWitt C, Hartford, Feb. 4, 1S90. 

Smithy Charles H., Hartford, Jan. 6, 1S91. 

Smith, Frank George, Hartford, April 2, 1895. 

Smith, Mrs. Jane T., Hartford, April i. 1S90. 

Smith, Lyndon Peck, Piermont, N. Y., Feb. 6, 1906. 

Spencer, Carnot O., Hartford, Nov. i, 1904. 

Spencer, Richard Pratt, Deep River, May 5, 1S96. 

Sperry, Henry Marshall, Hartford, May i, 1906. 

Sprague, William B., Andover, May 23, 1905. 

Stadtmueller, Frank Hepp, Elmwood. Nov, 3, 1903. 

Stanton, Lewis Elliott, Hartford, May 6, 1879. 

Starr, Elsie Gertrude, Newington Junction, April 4, 1905. 

Starr, Frank Farnsicorih, Middletown, Nov. 7, 1SS2. 

Stearns, Rev. Charles Ciimniini^s, FL-irtford. May 29, 1SS8. 

Steele, Edward Lee, Hartford, May i. 1906. 



Stevens, Harold Warriner, Hartford, Nov. 4, 1902. 

Stillman, Henry A., Hartford, Feb. 3, 1S91. 

Stoeckel, Carl, Norfolk, May 6, 1S90. 
■ Stoeckel, Mrs. Ellen Battell, Norfolk, March 3, 1S96. 

Stone, Charles Greene, Hartford, April 2, 1895. 

Stone, George F., Hartford, Jan. 4, 1898. 

Stone, Mrs. Mary C, Hartford, Nov. 13, 1894. 

Storrs, Mrs. Mary R., Hartford, Nov. i, 1892. 

Sumner, J. White, Bolton, Nov. i, 1904. 
I Sugden, Frank Waldo, Hartford, May i, 1906. 

j Swords, Joseph Forsyth, Sulphur, Ind. Ten, May 7, 1895. 

I Talcott, Charles Hooker, Hartford, May 27, 1903. 

\ Talcott, Hart, Hartford, Jan. 4, 1900. 

\ Talcott, Mary Kingsbury, Hartford, April i, 1S90. 

\ Talcott, William Hanmer, Hartford, March 6, 1894. 

I Tallman, James Hazelton, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1892. 

Taylor, James Palmer, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1889. 

Taylor, John M., Hartford, Dec. 5, 1893. 
I Taylor, Samuel, Hartford, Oct. 9, 1SS8. 

f Terry, James, Hartford, May 19, 1S6S. 

\ Thayer, George Burton, Hartford, April 2, 1895. 

\ Thompson, Arthur Ripley, Hartford, Dec. 3, 1901. 

\ Tillotson, Edward Sweetser, Wethersfield, Feb. 5, 1901. 

I Tracy, Cornehus, Waterbury, May 2, 1905. 

I Tracy, Dwight, Plainfield, May i, 1906. 

[: Tracy, Emma Louise, New Haven, Nov. 5, 1895. 

Trumbull, Jonathan, Norwich, Feb. 3, 1S91. 
j Tuller, Mrs. Ellen Hall, Hartford, May 3, 1903. 

Tuller, Mabel Cha?npion, Hartford, Nov. 4, 1902. 
' TurnbuU, Thomas, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1892. 

Turnbull, Thomas, Jr., M. D., Allegheny, Pa., Nov. 3, 1891. 

Twichell, Rev. Joseph Hopkins, Hartford, Feb. 5, 1889. 

Twitchell, Willis I., Hartford, Jan. 10, 1S93. 

Tyler, Rollin Usher, Tylerville, Nov. 4, 1902. 

Upham, Charles Leslie, Meriden, May 26," 1896. 

Upson, Lyman Allyn, Thompsonville, July 11, 1893. 

Van Alstyne, Lawrence, Sharon, March 5, 1895. 

Vaill, Joseph H., Winsted, May 23, 1905. 

Wadsworth, Herbert Clinton, Hartford, May i, 1900. 

Walker, WilHston, S. T. D., New Haven, Oct. 6. 1891. 

Warner, Donald T., Salisbury, Feb. 4, 1S90. 

W^ashburn, Albert L., Hartford, March 0, 1906. 

Waterman, Edgar Francis, Hartford, Nov. 3, 1903. 

Weaver, Thomas Snell, Hartford. May 3, 1S92. 

Webb, Rodolphus L., Mystic, March 3, 1896. 

Welles, Charles Thomas, Hartford, Nov. i, 1S92. 

Welles, Edgar Thaddeus, New York, N. Y., Dec. 2, 1S94. 

Welles, Edwin Stanley, Newington, Nov, 5, 1S95. 

Wells. Charles T., Hartford, Jan. 5, 1S92. 



Whaples, Meigs Heywood, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1889. 

White, Herbert Humphrey, Hartford, Jan. 5, 1897. 

Whitmore, Mrs. Harriet Eliza Goulden, Hartford, Feb. 4, 1902. 

Whiting, Charles B., Hartford, April 5, 1SS7. 

Whittlesey, Granville, Danbury, May 7, 1901. 

Wilcox, Edward P., West Winsted, Nov. 4, 1902. 

Willard, James LeBaron, Brooklyn, N. Y., May 23, 1905. 

Willard, Samuel Porter, Colchester, May 2, 1905. 

Williams, George Clinton Fairchild, Hartford, Nov. 7, 1905. 

Willis, Mrs. Mary Carter Havvley, Litchfield, Nov. 6, 1905. 

Woodruff, George M., Litchfield, April i, 1890. 

Woodward, Charles Guilford, Hartford, May 27, 1903. 

Woodward, Joseph Gurley, Hartford, July 2. 1889. 

Woodward, P. Henr}-, Hartford, May 17, 1864. 

Woodward, Richard Warham, New Haven, Nov. 13, 1888. 

Woodward, Mrs. Sarah Cazneau Day, New Haven, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Worcester, Edward Strong, Norwich, May i, 1900. 

Wright, Asahel Johnson, Hartford, Nov. i, 1904. 

Wright, Fayette Lawson, Pomfret Center, May 2, 1905. 

Wright, Rev. Otis Olney, Sandy Hook, Nov. 7, 1905. 



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Davis, William Thomas, Plymouth, Mass., July i, 1890. 
Hall, Hubert, F. S. A., London, Eng., Oct. 2, igoo. 



(Eorrcsponbing 2TEembers 



Abbe, Prof. Cleveland, Washington, D. C, Dec. i. 1S96. 

Allen, Francis Olcott, Philadelphia, Pa,, Dec. 2, 1902. 

Andrews, Charles M., Ph. D., Bryn Mawr, Pa., Jan. 5, 1897. 

Brock, Robert A., Richmond, Va., March 2, 18S6. 

De Peyster, John Watts, LL. D., Tivoli, N. Y., Nov. 3, 1S63. 

Green, Samuel A., M. D., LL. D., Boston, Mass.. Nov. 9, iSSo. 

Isham, Charles, New York, N. Y., Feb. 4, 1890. 

Johnston, Henry P., New Vork, N. Y., Jan. 4, 1887. 

Sheldon, George, Boston, Mass., July 2, 18S9. 

Stiles, Henr)- Reed, M. D., Hill Yiew, N. Y., April 8, 1SS4. 

Treat, John Harvey, Lawrence, Mass., June 7, 1887. 

Winslow, Rev. William Copley, D. D., LL. D., Boston, Mass., Nov. 13. 1S94. 



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Donations. 



Names. 


Residences. 


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H 






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3 


B 


1 






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Adams, C. Collard, ... - 


Cromwell, Conn., 





I — 


j^tna Insurance Co., - . - . 


Hartford, Conn., 


- 


I — 


Allen, Nathan H., .... 


Hartford, Conn,, 




I — 


American Antiquarian Society, 


Worcester, Mass., 


I 


I — 


American Catholic Historical Society, - 


Philadelphia, Pa., - 


I 


— 


American Historical Association, - 


W^ashington, D. C, - 


3 


— 


American Philosophical Society, - 


Philadelphia. Pa., - 


2 


— — 


Andover Theological Seminary, 


Andover, Mass., 





I 


— 


Andrews, Alfred H., - 


Lombard, 111., - 




I 


— 


Andrews, Charles M., - 


Bryn Mawr, Pa.. 




I 


— 


Andrews, Frank D,, - 


Vineland, N. J., 





3 


— 


Arnold, James N., 


Providence, R. L, 


2 




— 


Associated Charities, - . - . 


Boston, Mass., - 


_ 


I 


— 


Baillie, William E., - 


Bridgeport, Conn., - 


I 


— 


— 


Barbour, Lucius A., - 


Hartford, Conn., 


45 




— 


Bates, Albert C, - - 


Hartford, Conn., 


6 


ID 


I 


Belknap, Leverett, 


Hartford, Conn., 


2 




— 


Belknap & War field. - - . . 


Hartford, Conn., 


2 


3 


— 


Berkeley Divinity School, . - . 


Middletown, Conn., - 




I 


— 


Beveridge, Alfred J., - 


Washington, D. C, - 




I 


— 


Board of Lady Managers, L. P. E., 


St. Louis, Mo.. 


I 





— 


Board of Trade, 


Hartford, Conn., 




I 


— 


Boltwood, Mrs. Lucius M., - 


Grand Rapids, Mich., 


T 


— 


— 


Boyd, Edward S., .... 


Woodbury, Conn., - 





I 


— 


Brainard, Homer W., - - - - 


Hartford, Conn., 


— 


2 


— 


Brainard, Lucy A., 


Hartford, Conn., 





I 


— 


Brooks, A. E., 


Hartford, Conn,, 


— 


— 


I 


Buck, J. H., 


New York, N. Y., - 


I 


— 


— 


Buffalo Historical Society, - - . 


Buffalo. N. Y.,- 


I 


'■^~ 




Bulkeley, Morgan G., - 


Hartford, Conn., 


3 


2 




Bunker Hill Monument Association, 


Boston, Mass., - 




I 




Burrows Brothers Co., - - . - 


Cleveland, O., - 


2 




I 


Case, Lockwood cV- Brainard Co., - 


Hartford, Conn., 


17 


— 




Chamber of Commerce, 


New York, N. Y., - 


I 


— 


— 


Chicago Historical Society, ... 


Chicago, 111.. - 


— 


I 


— 


City Registry Department, - 


Boston, Mass.. - 


3 


— 


— 


Cole, Clinton L., 


Hartford, Conn., 




I 


— 


Commissioner of Public Records, - 


Boston, Mass., - 


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I 


— 


Conaway, F. R., 


Des Moines, la.. 


I 




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Connecticut. State of, - - . . 


Hartford, Conn,, 


17 


1 


3 


Connecticut State Comptroller, 


Plartford. Conn,, 


126 


360 




Connecticut Bureau of Labor Statistics, 


Hartford, Conn., 


ID 





— 


Connecticut State Board of Education, - 


Hartford. Conn,, 


24 


7 


— 


Connecticut School for Bovs, 


Meriden, Conn.. 


I 


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Cornwall. Edward E., - ' - 


Brooklyn, N. Y,, 


I 




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Residences. 



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Cummings, Alice T., - 

Cummings, Montgomery, 

Davis, Junius, - - - - 

Department of Agriculture, - 

Department of Education, 

Department of Interior, 

Dexter, Franklin B., - 

Diocese of Connecticut, 

Diocese of New Jersey, 

Diocese of Vermont, - - - 

Dunham, Isaac W,, - 

Eddy, William P., 

Essex Institute, - - 

d'Estournelles de Constant, - 

Ethnological Survey for Phil. Islands, 

Evans, James D., 

Ex. Com. Jewish 250th Anniversary, 

Fairchild, Mrs. Ellen M., - 

Fairmount Park Art Association, - 

Farrier, Francis, - - - - 

Franklin & Marshall College, 

Galpin, Ruth, . - . _ 

George, James H., . - . 

Oilman, William C, - 

Ginn & Co., . - . . 

Goodwin, James J., - 

Green, Samuel A., 

Griffin, Martin I. J., - 

Hart, Charles Henry, ... 

Hart, Samuel, . . . . 

Hartford Printing Co., 

Hartford Theological Seminary, - 

Harvard University, 

Hathaway, Charles R., 

Hedges, Sidney M., 

Henry, E. Stevens. 

Hist, and Philosophical Soc. of Ohio, 

Historical Society of Delaware, 

Historical Society of North Carolina, 

Howard, Philip E., 

Indian Rights Association, - 

Iowa State Bar Association. - 

Ives, Joel S., 

Jaquith, Mrs. Eliza L., 

Jennings, Anna B., 

John Carter Brown Library, 

John Crerar Library, - - . 

Johnston, Henry P., - 

Kibbe, Laura, - . . . 

Kingsbur}', Andrew, . . . 

Kinnicutt, Lincoln \V,, 



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Hartford, Conn., 
Washington, D. C, - 
Wilmington, Del., 
Ottawa, Can., - 
Toronto, Can., 
Ottawa, Can., 
New Haven, Conn., - 
Windsor, Conn., 
Lambertville, N. J., - 
Woodstock, Vt., 
Hartford, Conn., 
New York, N. Y., - 
Salem, Mass., - 
Paris, France, - 
Manila, P. I., - 
Philadelphia, Pa., - 
New York, N. Y., - 
Middletown, Conn.. - 
Philadelphia, Pa., - 
Berkeley, Cal., - 
Lancaster, Pa., 
Berlin, Conn., - 
Newtown, Conn., 
Norwich, Conn., 
Boston, Mass., - 
Hartford, Conn., 
Boston, Mass., - 
Philadelphia, Pa., - 
Boston, Mass., - 
Middletown, Conn., - 
Hartford, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Cambridge, Mass., - 
S. Manchester, Conn., 
Boston, Mass., - 
Rockville, Conn., 
Cincinnati, O., - 
Wilmington, Del., 
: ChapelHiU. N. C. - 
{ Philadelphia, Pa., 
I Philadelphia, Pa., 
1 Ottumwa, la., - 
Hartford, Conn., 
So. Windsor, Conn., 
Fairfield, Conn., 
Providence, R. I.. 
Chicago. 111., - 
New York, N. Y., - 
Somers, Conn., 
Rockville, Conn.. 
Worcester. Mass.. 



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I 


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4 


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I 


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I 


I 





I 





I 





— 


8 


— 


I 


— 


I 


— 


I 


I 


— 


I 


— 


— 


I 


29 


— 


4 


19 


— 


I 


— 


2 


4 


2 


73 


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— 


I 


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— 


— 


I 


I 


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27 


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I 





2 


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I 


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24 





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Names. 


Residences. 


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3. 


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S 


.2 


Public Museum, 


Milwaukee, Wis., 





I 





Randall, Herbert, .... 


Hartford, Conn., 


— 


— 


I 


Reynolds, Howard I, - 


Philadelphia, Pa., 


— 


I 


— 


Royal Historical Society, 


London, England, - 


I 


— 


— 


Royal Society of Canada, 


Ottawa, Can., - 


2 


— 


— 


Sage, John H., 


Portland, Conn., 


9 


12 


2 


Seymour, Morris W., - 


Bridgeport, Conn., - 


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I 


— 


Shannon, R. C, 


Brockport, N. Y., - 


I 


— 


— 


Shepard, James, 


New Britain, Conn.,- 


— 


I 





Shipman, Arthur L., - 


Hartford, Conn., 


2 


— 




Smith, Adelaide, 


Hartford, Conn., 


I 


— 




Smith, Edward L., 


Lynn, Mass., - 


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I 


— 


Smithsonian Institution, - - - 


Washington, D. C, - 


9 


I 


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Society of Colonial Wars in California, - 


San Francisco, Cal., - 


I 




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State Historical Association, ... 


Austin, Tex., . 


5 


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State Historical Society, 


Iowa City, la., - 


3 


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— 


State Historical Society, ... 


Denver, Col., - 




I 


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State Historical Society, 


Madison, Wis., 


I 




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Steiner, Walter C. - . . . 


Hartford, Conn., 


— 


2 


— 


Syracuse Public Library, 


Syracuse, N. Y., 


— 


I 


— 


Talcott, Mary K., 


Hartford, Conn., 


I 


13 


I 


Towle Manufacturing Co., - - . 


Newburyport, Mass., 


— 


I 


— 


Trinity College, - - 


Hartford, Conn., 


I 


6 


— 


Trustees of Plunterian Coin Cat. Fund, 


Glasgow, Scot., 


I 





— 


Trustees of late James Young, 


Glasgow, Scot., 


2 




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Union League, 


Philadelphia, Pa., - 




I 


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United States, 


Washington, D. C. - 


45 


50 


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University of California, 


Berkeley, Cal., - 


I 


I 


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University of Chicago, . - - . 


Chicago, 111., - • . 


2 


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— 


University of Cincinnati, 


Cincinnati, O., - 


I 


19 


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University of Missouri, - - . . 


Columbia, Mo., 


I 


2 


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University of Toulouse, - - 


Toulouse, France, 


5 


lO 


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Van Alstyne, Lawrence, - . . 


Sharon, Conn., - 


I 


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Vermont Historical Society, - - . 


Montpelier, Vt., 


I 


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Vineland Historical Society, - - - 


Vineland, N. J., 


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I 


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Virginia Historical Society, - 


Richmond, Va., 


I 


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Vit. Hist, and Antiq. Akad., 


Stockholm, Sweden, - 


3 


3 


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Walker, Joseph B., . . . . 


Concord, N. H., 




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Ward, George K., . . . . 


N^w York, N. Y., - 


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Welles, E. Stanley, .... 


Newington, Conn., - 


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I 


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Welles, Edgar T.', .... 


New York, N. Y., - 


2 


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— 


Wesleyan University, - . . . 


Middletown, Conn., - 


2 


2 


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Wheat, Silas C. -' - 


Brooklyn, N. Y., 


I 








White, Charles A., 


New Haven, Conn., - 




I 


— 


White, Erskine N., 


New York, N. Y,, 


I 





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Wisconsin, State of, - . - . 


Madison, Wis., 


I 








Wisconsin Historical Society, 


Madison, Wis., 


I 


— 





Woodward, Joseph G., 


Hartford, Conn., 


— 


I 


— 


Wright, Isabel J., .... 


Hartford, Conn., 


I 




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Yale University, 


New Haven, Conn.,- 


4 


3 


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For other donations (manuscripts) see page 2i. 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF 



^^e Connecticut ^isioxkcd ^ockt^ 



May, 1907 — 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF 



^^e Connecticut '^iBtotiut ^ocid^ 



REPORTS AND PAPERS PRESENTED AT THE ANNUAL 
MEETING, MAY 28, 1907 



ALSO A LIST OF OFFICERS AND MEMBERS AND 
OF DONATIONS FOR THE YEAR 




HARTFORD 

PUBLISHED BY THE SOCIETY 
1907 




Q13282 



©jficcrs of tl^c Socicti). 



President. 

SAMUEL HART, Middletown. 

Vice-Presidents. 

JAMP:S J. GOODWIN. Hartford. 

SIMEON E. BALDWIN, - - ' New Haven. 

JONATHAN TRUMBULL, Norwich. 

MORRIS W. SEYMOUR, - Bridgeport. 

CARL STOECKEL, Norfolk. 

FRANK FARNSWORTH STARR, Middletown. 

ELLEN D. EARNED, Thompson. 

E. STEVENS HENRY, ....... Rockville. 

Recording Secretary. 
ALBERT C. BATES, Hartford. 

Corresponding Secretary. 

W^ DeLOSS LOVE, Hartford. 

Treasurer. 

JOHN E. MORRIS, - - Hartford. 

Librarian. 

ALBERT C. BATES, Hartford. 

Auditor. 
JOSEPH G. WOODWARD, Hartford. 

Membership Committee. 

SAMUEL HART, ex-officio, - Middletown. 

JOSEPH G. WOODWARD, - Hartford. 

JULIUS GAY, Farmington. 

HORACE E. MATHER, Hartford. 

JANE T. SMITH,- Hartford. 

ALBERT C. BATES, Hartford. 

GEORGE S. GODARD, Hartford. 

SAMUEL TAYLOR, - - - Hartford. 

Library Committee. 

SAMUEL HART, ex-officio, Middletown. 

FRANCIS H. PARKER, . - - ^ - . - . Hartford. 

THOMAS S. WEAVER, Hartford. 

J. COOLIDGE HILLS, - Hartford. 

Publication Committee. 

^^MUEl. llKTsTT, ex-officio, Middletown. 

ALBERT C. BATES, Hartford. 

LEVERETT BELKNAP, Haktfokd. 

FORREST MORGAN, H.\rtford. 

Committee on Monthly Papers. 

P. H. WOODWARD, Hartford. 

FRANCIS PARSONS, Hartford. 

ARTHUR L. SHIPMAN, Hartforp. 



^csolce 3ncorporattng 

'^lie (Sionra^ctkut f?istortcaI Society. 

passcb ntay, \825; Hcncmcb ITtay, ^839; Qmenbeb February, U)05. 



Resolved by this Assembly^ That John Trumbull, Thomas C. Brownell. 
Timothy Pitkin, John S. Peters, William W. Ellsworth, Thomas Day, Thomas 
Robins, Daniel Burhans, Thomas Hubbard, Isaac Toucey, Nathaniel S. 
Wheaton, George Sumner, Roger M. Sherman, William T. Williams, Martin 
Wells, Joseph Battell, William Cooley, Thomas H. dallaudet, Thomas S. 
Williams, Eli Todd, Walter Mitchell, George W\ Doane, Samuel B. Woodward. 
S. H. Huntington, Samuel W. Dana, James Gould, Samuel A. Foote, Nathan 
Johnson, Hawley Olmstead, Benjamin Trumbull, John Hall and their asso- 
ciates and successors, be,- and hereby are ordained, constituted and declared 
to be forever hereafter, a body corporate, by the name of The Connecticut 
Historical Society, and by that name, they, their associates and successors shall 
and may have perpetual succession; shall be capable of suing and being sued, 
pleading and being impleaded, and also to purchase, receive, hold and convey 
any estate, real or personal, to an amount not exceeding three hundred thou- 
sand dollars; and may have a common seal, and the same may alter at pleasure, 
may establish rules relative to the admission of future members; may ordain, 
establish, and put in execution such by-laws and regulations, not contrary to 
the provisions of this charter, or the laws of this State, as shall be deemed 
necessary for the government of said Corporation. 

The Governor of this State, the Lieutenant Governor, and the Judges of the 
Superior Court, shall be ex-ojfuio members of the Society. 

Said Corporation shall meet once a year for the choice of a President. Vice- 
President, Corresponding Secretary, Recording Secretary, Treasurer, and such 
other officers as may be designated from time to time by the by-laws of the 
Society. 

The first meeting of the Society shall be holden at the State House in 
Hartford at such time as shall be designated by the Honorable John Trumbull, 
notice thereof being previously given in one or more newspapers printed in 
Hartford. 

Provided, nevertheless, that this act of incorporation shall be subject to be 
revoked or altered, at the pleasure of the General Assembly. 



3y=iatr>5. 



ARTICLE I. MEMBERS. 

Section i. The Society shall consist of active, corresponding, and honorary 
members. Only active members shall be entitled to vote in any meeting of the 
Society. 

Corresponding and honorary members shall be persons residing out of the 
State of Connecticut, and shall not be subject to any admission fee or dues. 

Honorary members shall be persons who may have rendered important public 
service to the State of Connecticut, or to the cause of historic inquiry,. or litera- 
ture generally. 

Section 2. Every application for active membership shall be in writing, 
signed by the applicant, shall be supported by the written recommendation 
of at least one active member residing in the State of Connecticut, and shall 
be accompanied by the admission fee of three dollars. Such applications must 
be made upon blank forms furnished by the Society and shall contain a brief 
personal sketch of the applicant. 

Every nomination for the election of corresponding or honorary members 
shall be based upon the application, in writing, of at least two active members, 
residing in the State of Connecticut, stating the reason for such nomination, 
and the qualifications of the persons proposed for membership. 

Section 3. No person shall be voted for as an active, corresponding, or 
honorary member until at least the meeting next succeeding the one at which 
his election is recommended by the Committee on Membership. 

Whenever a vote shall be taken on the admission of a member and there 
shall be found two ballots against his admission, the presiding officer shall 
declare the election postponed. At the next regular meeting, if the recom- 
mendation of the Committee on Membership shall be renewed, he may be 
admitted by the votes of two-thirds of the members present. 

Section 4. Active members shall pay as annual dues to the Society three 
dollars if they reside within the city of Ilartford, and two dollars if they reside 
without said city. Any active member, not indebted to the Society for dues, 
may constitute himself a life member by paying at one time the sum of fifty 
dollars. 

The annual dues of members shall be payable in advance on the first day of 
May in each year. The payment of the annual dues shall constitute a condition 
of membership, and the neglect or refusal to pay the same for the period of six 
months after they become due shall be deemed a withdrawal from the Society. 

article II. officers. 
Section i. The officers of the .Society, to be elected at the annual meeting 
by ballot, and to hold their offices for one year and until others shall be chosen, 
shall be, a President, not exceeding eight Vice-Presidents, a Recording Sec- 
retary, a Corresponding Secretary, a Treasurer, an Auditor, a Committee on 



Membership to consist of seven members, Committees on the Library, on l'u:>- 
lication, and on Monthly Papers, each to consist of three members. ()iil\ 
active members resident in the State of Connecticut shall be eligible to oiiice. 

The preceding officers and the chairmen of the several committees shall 
constitute the Standing Committee of the Society. 

The presiding officer shall name the members of all special committees or- 
dered raised at any meeting. 

A Librarian and Cabinet Keeper shall be appointed by the Standing Com- 
mittee, whenever such appointment shall be deemed advisable. 

Section 2. The President shall be chairman of the Standing Committee. 
and a member of the Committees on Membership, the Library, and Publication: 
shall preside at all meetings of the Society and of the Standing Committee; and 
shall deliver or provide for an address at the annual meeting. 

The Recording Secretary shall call all meetings of the Society; shall have 
custody of the files, records, and seal of the Society; shall give notice to new 
members of their election, and furnish them certificates of membership; and 
shall keep an accurate journal of the transactions of the Society and of the 
Standing Committee. 

The Corresponding Secretary' shall conduct the correspondence in behalf of 
the Society. 

The Treasurer shall receive the admission fees, and report the names of the 
persons paying the same to the Recording Secretary; shall receive all other 
moneys due, and all donations or bequests of money made to the Society; shall 
pay to the order of the chairman of the Standing Committee such sums as may 
be required for the ordinary expenses of the Society and such as the Society or 
Standing Committee may otherwise direct to be paid; shall keep a true and 
faithful account of all moneys received and paid by him, and of the property 
and debts of the Society; and shall, at the annual meeting, render an audited 
statement thereof. 

The Librarian, under the direction of the Committee on the Library, shall 
arrange and have charge of all books, pamphlets, manuscripts, and other 
articles belonging to or deposited in the rooms of the Society; and shall, at the 
annual meeting of the Society, make a full report of his doings a§ Librarian 
during the past year, and of the condition of the Library. 

The Auditor shall, prior to the annual meeting, examine the books, accounts 
and financial statements of the Treasurer, and compare the same with the 
vouchers and securities in the Treasurer's hands and certify the result of sudi 
examination to the Society. 

Section 3. The Committee on Membership shall consider all applications 
for membership, and shall report to the Society such applications as said Com- 
mittee may approve and recommend for admission. No applications for mem- 
bership shall be considered or acted upon by said Committee during a meeting 
of the Society. 

The Committee on the Library shall have the general oversight and manage- 
ment of the library, manuscripts and other collections belonging to or de- 
posited with the Society. Said Committee shall make purchases for the library 
to such an amount as may be appropriated from time to time for the pur[iose. 

The Committee on Publication shall have the superintendence of all publi- 
cations ordered by the Society. They shall, from time to time, report to the 



Society respecting the selection and arrangement of such papers, from the 

library of the Society or other sources, as are most suitable for publication in 
. volumes of the Society's Collections. 

The Committee on Monthly Papers shall provide for a paper to be read at 

each regular meeting of the Society. 

The Standing Committee shall act generally in behalf of the Society, and 

shall fill all vacancies in any offices until the next regular meeting of the Society. 

Any five members of this Committee may constitute a quorum for the transac- 
' tion of business, and a notice for a meeting of the Society shall be deemed a 

j notice for a meeting of this Committee. Special meetings of this Committee 

may be called by the Recording Secretary by direction of the President. 

ARTICLE III. MEETINGS. 

Section i. An annual meeting shall be held in the month of May, at such 
time as the Standing Committee shall appoint. 

A regular meeting shall be held on the first Tuesday evening of each month 
from October to May inclusive, unless otherwise ordered. 

Section 2. Special meetings shall be called by direction of the President, 
I or, in his absence, on the application of three active members to the Recording 

^ • Secretary. 

Notice of each meeting of the Society shall be sent by mail to each active 
member at least two days prior thereto. And at any meeting, duly called and 
notified, ten members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. 

article IV. DONATIONS AND DEPOSITS. 

' All donations to and deposits with the Society shall be entered in books kept 

for that purpose. 

No donations shall be exchanged or disposed of unless the Society have a 
{ duplicate of the same. 

All deposits left with the Society shall be carefully preserved, and may at 

any time be taken away by the depositor in person, or delivered on his written 

, order. But every deposit which has not been so reclaimed or withdrawn shall, 

after the decease of the depositor, be entered as a donation, and be deemed the 

property of the Society; unless, at the time of making the deposit, other con- 

^ ditions shall have been prescribed by the depositor. 

ARTICLE V. LIBRARY. 

The rooms, with all books, manuscripts, pictures, and articles belonging 
to or deposited with the Society, shall be under the immediate charge of the 
I Librarian, acting under the direction of the Committee on the Library. 

The library shall be opened for the inspection of the public, and the 
examination of books and manuscripts, and transcription therefrom, at such 
time, and on such conditions, as shall be prescribed by the Committee on the 
Library; and no book or manuscript shall be taken from the rooms without a 
special vote of the Society, except by the Committee on Publication. 

ARTICLE VI. PUBLICATION FUND. 

The legacy left to the Society by its late President, the Hon. Thomas Day, 
the avails of all life memberships, and all special donations and subscriptions 



which may be made thereto, shall constitute a Publication Fund, the ir:c., 
of which shall be applied, under the direction of the Committee on I'ublicaiir 
towards the expense of such publications as may be ordered by the Society. 



ARTICLE VII. ALTERATIONS. 
Any alteration of these by-laws shall be submitted to a regular meeting, held 
prior to that on which the vote on the same is taken. 



prcsibcnt's Gbbrcss, 



{ • 



THE ANNUAL REPORT of the President can be little more 
than a general review of the work of the ^-ear; and for 
details it must refer to the reports to be presented by the 
Librarian and the Treasurer. Such a general review^ cannot, 
however, be quite useless, if only as it enables us to see at a 
^ glance the results of what has been done in a twelve-month, 

f and to estimate the reality and the importance of progress 

1 which has been made. 

1 . . ■ 

MEMBERSHIP. 

We have this year added to our roll b}- election thirty-four 
i active members, of whom four reside bej'ond the limits of the 

State; one former member has become a life member; ten ac- 
{i tive members have resigned, and the names of a few others 

have been dropped on account of practical withdrawal; and 
ten active members, three of whom were life members, have 
died. Our roll at the present time includes the names of two 
honorary members, twelve corresponding members, and four 
hundred and three active members, of whom forty-six are 
members for life. We ought to have at least five hundred 
members making annual contributions towards the current ex- 
penses of the Society; and I hope that those who are members 
at present will not fail to take every reasonable opportunity of 
suggesting to others the privileges of membership. 

I am surprised to find that of our 403 active members, there 
are but seven whose membership dates back beyond thirty 
years, and but two who were admitted forty years or more ago; 
our senior member — ad niidtos abJiiiic ainws. vivat lalcatqiw! 
— was admitted sixty-seven years ago, in April 1S40. 



— 10 — i 

OBITUARY. 

The list of members deceased, including one who died before 
the last annual meeting, is as follows: 

William Phelps, of Poquonock, admitted to membership 
in 1905, died 11 January 1906. 

Merrit Bradford Scott, of the Hartford Fire Insurance 
Compan}^ who became a member in 1896, died 25 Ma}- 1906. 

Henry Lewis Mills, of Fairfield, a local historian and ,^ 

antiquarian, a member since 1903, died in June 1906. 

John Ledyard Denison, of the Travellers Insurance Com- 
pany, admitted in 1893, died 2 July 1906. 

Miles Wells Graves, Treasurer of the State Savings 
Bank, a life member admitted in 1890, died 13 December 1906. 

Edward Hale Sears, President of the Collins Company, 
who became a member in 1892, died 20 Januar\^ 1907- 

Col. Frederick William Prince, honored in military and 
in business circles, in the true sense an active member of this 
Society, to which he was admitted in 1893, -died 4 April 1907. 

Benjamin W. Pettibone, of Winchester, interested in 
local history and research, a member since 1905, died 8 April 
1907. 

DwiGHT Eliot Bowsers, of New Haven, a life member 
admitted in 1899, who took an intelligent concern in histori- 
cal matters and did good service in making a preliminary in- 
quiry into the condition of the public archives of the State and 
its towns, died 9 April 1907. 

Charles H. Smith, a life member since his admission in 
1 89 1, a deservedl}^ honored citizen of this city, died 24 Ma}' 
1907. 

meetings. 

We have held our eight monthly meetings; and we have 
again to thank our Committee for the provision which it has 
made for papers. 

In October, our Corresponding Secretary, Dr. W. DeLoss 
Love, read a paper on Dr. Thomas Robbins, of which I shall 
speak again presently. 

In November, Mr. Forrest Morgan gave us an account of 
the life and work of " General William Eaton, the first Ameri- 
can Imperialist." 



In December, Mrs. Charles H. Smith told the story of 
" Rochambeau's Arm}^ in East Hartford." 

In January, Professor Cecil F. Lavall, of Trinity College, 
read a paper on " The Historical Value of Art." 

In February, Mr. H. B. Learned, of New Haven, favored 
us with a thorough study of "The Career of Gideon Wells, 
1802-1878." 

In March, Judge Arthur Perkins read a paper on " Alexan- 
der Hamilton." 

In April, Professor Edwin Knox Mitchell, of the Hartford 
Theological Seminary, addressed us on " Progress in Education 
in the South since the War. ' ' 

And in May, Dr. Allen D. Risteen spoke on "The Pursuit 
of Perpetual Motion, historically and critically considered." 

DR. THOMAS ROBBINS. 

Our October meeting was made notable by a special com- 
memoration of the Reverend Thomas Robbins, D. D., one of 
the founders of this Society, for twelve years its Librarian, 
and the most generous of all its benefactors, the fiftieth anni- 
versary of whose death occurred on the 13th of September. 
The address by our Corresponding Secretary, Dr. Love, was a 
worthy tribute to the man, his life and his work, and the me- 
morial which he has left for himself. Through the generous 
courtesy of the Misses Mary and Isabella Eldridge and Mrs. 
Alice Bradford Bridgman, grand-nieces of Dr. Robbins, the 
address has been printed in a handsome pamphlet adorned with 
a reproduction of the portrait which hangs in our Library; 
and the generosity of Mr. Carl Stoeckel and his wife Ellen 
Battell Stoeckel, also a grand-niece of Dr. Robbins, enabled us 
to strike a medal in memory of our librarian and benefactor, 
copies of w^hich have been sent to corresponding societies and 
other public institutions, while some have been put at the dis- 
posal of our members. 

GIFTS. 

At each meeting the Librarian has called attention to the 
valuable gifts which have been made to the Society in the 
course of the preceding month; and mention of those which 
specially pertain to the library will be contained in his annual 



report. It is worthy of particular notice here that, at the cl'--.- 
of his paper read at our March meeting, Judge Perkins, uii \ 

behalf of ]\Irs. Jacob L. Greene, presented to the Society {\\n i 

pistols which had been her husband's, originalh' the gift <>f j 

General LaFayette to Alexander Hamilton — a noteworti:y I 

memento of great men. 

I shall speak presently of certain very timely gifts of money 
to the Society in the past year. Here grateful mention ma>- 
be made of a gift from one of our members, Mr. \V. F. J. 
Boardman; it consists of a large number of volumes prepared 
under his auspices, including all the copies of the "Boardman 
Ancestry" and the "Greenleaf Ancestr\^" which can be offered 
for sale, and the remainder of the editions of the "Boardman 
Genealogy" and " Wethersfield Inscriptions" — the whole hav- 
ing the value of about 31,800. The volumes are to be sold by 
the Society at a fixed price, and the accruing income is to es- 
tablish a fund, the interest of which is to be used for the pur- 
chase of "genealogies and town histories, preference to be 
given to such works as may pertain to families treated in the 
above Boardman and Greenleaf Ancestry." The gift is fully 
appreciated, and will prove its usefulness in time to come. 

FINANCES AND FUNDS. 

The financial reports, to be presented by our Treasurer, 
show a substantial balance to the credit of the Publication 
account, which encourages the Society to proceed in the work 
of publishing the very valuable material which it has at its dis- 
posal, and also a general account which exhibits a small 
balance to our credit. 

Two generous gifts during the year — one of $400 from our 
first Vice-President, and one of Si 00 from an anonymous 
donor who at the same time gave an equal sum as the nucleus 
of a new endowment fund — supplemented by a like generous 
gift of $25 from another anonymous source, enable us to close 
the year's account in a satisfactory manner. The increase of 
a dollar in the annual dues of each member, which seems to 
have met with very general approval, has added about Si 50 to 
our income from this source; this does not balance, however, 
the diminution of receipts from admission-fees, which in 1905- 
06 were exceptionally large. The Athenceum, also, has been 



obliged, in consequence of the changes in the building which 
it must soon undertake, to discontinue its mone\' contribution 
towards the expenses of this and other institutions, so that we 
have not had at our disposal the usual sum for the purchase of 
books. Our normal expe'nses for salary, insurance, binding, 
and incidentals is about $i,8oo; to meet these we have a practi- 
cally assured income from investments of about $660, and from 
admission fees and annual dues of about $800, leaving about 
5340 to be provided, if possible, from other sources, without 
making any provision for the increase of the librar}-. We are 
very grateful for the donations of this year, which have been 
most timely, as was a like donation last 3'ear; but we still hope 
for an increase of invested funds, which shall enable us to do 
more and to be of more service to the communit}^ without 
financial anxiety. It has been suggested to me that there are 
some of our members, who are quite able and would be quite 
willing to undertake the payment of a larger annual fee than is 
required by our by-laws, and that they might be called by 
some such name as "contributing members" and allowed some 
special privilege, perhaps in connection with the purchase of 
the Society's publications. I am not prepared to recommend 
the adoption of such a plan; but it may be well to have it in 
mind. It should be remembered, by the way, that the State 
appropriation of $1,000 is credited to the Publication account, 
in accordance with the terms on which it is granted. 

VITAL RECORDS OF TOWNS. 

At our April meeting one of our members, Mr. Homer W. 
Brainard, called attention to the importance of transcribing 
and printing the ancient vital records of the Towns of Connec- 
ticut, suggesting that the Society might well undertake the 
preparation and publication of volumes of such records. The 
matter was referred to a committee, which at the last meeting 
presented a full report on the subject, suggesting a method in 
which this most important and interesting work might be un- 
dertaken and carried out. The committee was empowered to 
proceed wdth the undertaking on the lines which it had indi- 
cated; and I understand that it has already made good pro- 
gress. I recommend that its report, being of general interest, 
be printed with the reports presented to this meeting. 



While the number of persons fully competent to read an.) 
transcribe old records and to prepare extracts from them for 
publication is not large, I do not doubt that our Committt-v 
will find voluntary assistants, who froni local interest or wil- 
lingness to do public service will give valuable assistance in 
their work, and I do not doubt that the results of this un(kr- 
taking will be valuable to the community and creditable to tiit- 
Society. 

ROOMS. 

The erection of new buildings by the Wadsworth Athenceum | 

from the legacy of Mrs. Elizabeth Hart Colt and the muuifi- J 

cent gift of Mr. J. Pierpont Morgan, which will make provision I 

on this site for literary and artistic needs of this community \ 

for many years to come, will necessitate some changes in the ] 

distribution of the room in this building. The interests of this \ 

Society will be carefully considered by a Joint Committee from 
the Athenaeum and our own body. When the final ad- -^ 

justment is made, we shall have more cause than ever to be 
thankful to the benefactors who have with wise foresight and 
ample liberality made provision for the happiness and the wel- 
fare of succeding generations. 

Samuel Hart, 

President. 



15- 



iibrarian's Kcport 



Mr. Pre side 7it and Members of the Society: 

IN PRESENTING this report it is a satisfaction to call to your 
attention the fact that it is my fifteenth annual report as 
librarian of this society, and there is also a certain pride in 
adding that no previous librarian has occupied the position for 
so long a period. 

During these fifteen years the growth of the society's library 
has been large, considering our very limited financial resources. 
Our total expenditure for the purchase of books, including the 
appropriations made by the Wadsworth Athenaeum, has been 
$5,045,16, or an average of less than $350 annually. Within 
these years there have been added to the library, including a 
small proportion which are duplicates, 11,371 volumes, 11,543 
pamphlets and about 500 miscellaneous, this latter class cover- 
ing ever3^thing from printed broadsides to historical curios. 
Books that have been placed in the librar}- as a deposit are not 
included in the above figures. The large deposits of bound 
volumes of newspapers made by the Hartford Public Library 
and the Evening Post Association, with other additions, have 
increased the collection of bound newspapers in our custody 
from 550 in 1892 to 1,550 at the present time. More than 
11,000 separate manuscripts have been added to our collection, 
and a manuscript may indicate a single sheet or a volume of 
several hundred pages. Aside from these there are a number 
of boxes, baskets and bundles of manuscripts the number of 
individual items in wdiich is unknown, but which would cer- 
tainly enumerate several thousand. 

Owing to increased expenditures for other • purposes the 
Wadsworth Athenaeum failed last January to make appropria- 
tions to the various libraries, as it had done for several years. 
The small balance of the previous year's appropriation noted 
in my last report has been expended in the purchase of the 
following books: 



16 

Vital records of Dalton, Mass. Boston. 1906. 

Vital records of Edgartown, Mass. Boston. 1906, 

Vital records of Norton, Mass. Boston. 1906. 

Ecclesiastical records of the state of New York, vols. 5, 6. Albany. 1905. 

The sum of 32,675 received from the Athen^um duriii!^ 
eight years has been expended in the purchase of 828 volunie.< 
and 95 pamphlets, and the binding of a few of them; an aver- 
age cost of not quite S2.90 for each item. 

Great changes have taken place also in the Society's mem- 
bership roll. The number of active members has increased in 
the last fifteen years from 242 to 403. Only 106 of tho.se who 
were members fifteen years ago remain on our roll to-day; many 
of the others have died, some have resigned or been dropped 
for non-payment of dues. Our senior member Dr. Gurdon \V. 
Russell has now reached the age of 92 and has been a member 
since April 30, 1840, more than two thirds of a century. 

From the income of our Book Fund four volumes have been 
purchased. They are: 

Bigelow, E. V, Narrative history of the town of Cohassett, Mass. 1S9S. 

History of the town of Wayne, Maine, Augusta. 1S93. 

Hovey, II. C. Origin and annals of First Presbyterian church and parish 

in Newbur)-pprt, Mass. Boston. 1890. 
Weston, T. History of the town of Middleboro, Mass. Boston. 1906. 

The Charles J. Hoadly Fund has been increased during the 
year through the sale of volumes of the Colonial Records of 
Connecticut to S380. The purchases credited to this fund are: 

Pope, C. H. Merriam Genealogy. Boston. 1906. 
Pope, C. H. Tobey genealogy. Boston. 1905. 

Sharpies, S. P. Records of the Church of Christ at Cambridge in New 
England, 1632-1S30. Boston. 1906. 

Four numbers have been added to our partial file of The Ntic 
London Suniniary, or the Weekly Advertiser, the second news- 
paper published in Connecticut. Although our collection 
contains but 77 issues, practically three tenths of the whole 
number of issues, it is believed that all other collections com- 
bined do not contain as many issues as does ours. The dates 
and numbers of those in our file, including 13 more or less i 

imperfect ones are as follows: 

175S, Oct. 27 (12), Nov. (?), Dec. S (iS), Dec. 29 (21). 

1759. Jan. 5 (22), Feb. 2-23 (26-29), -^^Z- 3-Sep. 28(52-60). | 

1760, Mar. 7 (S3), May 9 (92), June 6 (96), June 13 (97), Aug. 15-Dec. 26 
(106-125). 



? 



I76i, Jan. 2-July 17 (126-154). 

1762, Feb. 26 (186), May 14 (197), June iS (202). 

1763, Jan. 21 (223), Feb. iS (237), June 24 (255), 

One important early American imprint has come to public 
notice during the 3"ear, which although primarilj^ of Massa- 
chusetts interest has sufficient Connecticut interest to make it 
worthy of mention at this time. It is no less than the first 
printed issue of the Massachusetts laws bearing the following 
title: 

The I Book Of The General | Lauues And Libertyes j Concerning The 
Inhabitants Of The Massachusets | Collected Out Of The Records Of 
The General Court [ For The Several Years Wherin They Were Made | 
And Established, | And now revised by the same Court and disposed into 
an Alphabetical order | and published by the same Authoritie in the Gen- 
eral Court I held at Boston the fourteenth of the | first month Anno | 
1647. I Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance 
of God, I and they that resist receive to themselves damnation. Romanes 
13. 2. I [Ornament] | Cambridge. | Printed according to order of the Gen- 
eral Court. I 1648. I And are to be solde at the shop of Hezekiah Usher | 
in Boston. | P'olio: Title, 1 1; Preface, (2) pp.;'text, 69 pp.; [Table, 2 11.] 

The book was not issued until near the close of the year 
1648, or perhaps not until early in 1649. The edition was 600 
copies and this copy, which probably lacks a Table of two 
leaves at the end, is the only one now known. It is under- 
stood to have been discovered in a small private library in Rye, 
England, and to be now owned by a private collector of Brook- 
lyn, N. Y. 

Not a few of the provisions of the Connecticut ' ' Code of 
1650," the first codification of the laws of Connecticut, appear 
to have been copied almost word for word from this Massa- 
chusetts book of laws, and it seems quite probable that Roger 
Ludlow's delay of four years in preparing the Connecticut 
code was to enable him to have the benefit of this Massachu- 
setts publication; while the compilers of the New Haven Col- 
ony laws, issued in 1656, frankly state that "they have made 
use of the Laws published by the Honorable Colon}- of the 
Massachusetts. ' ' 

Eight volumes have been received during the year of the 
great Victoria History of the Counties of England, the gift 
of our Vice-President James Junius Goodwin. They are 
Berkshire (v. i), Cornwall (v. i), Devon (v. i), Lincoln (v. 



2), Norfolk (v. 2), Northampton (v. 2), Nottingham (v. i , 
and Somerset (v. i). The English books — histories, facsim. 
iles of manuscripts, genealogical magazines, visitations, calL-ii- 
dars and copies of records — presented by Mr. Goodwin and hy 
his uncle the late Junius Spencer Morgan have been gathered 
into one alcove where they form a valuable collection of about 
one hundred and fifty volumes (including parts of some un- 
completed volumes. ) 

The Standing Committee having decided upon the papers 
and correspondence of Jonathan Law as the material which 
might most advantageously constitute the next volume of the 
Society's Collections, 3'our librarian as chairman of the publi- 
cation committee has undertaken the work of preparing tlie 
volume, and above one half of it is already in print. The Tal- 
cott Papers already published as volumes IV. and V. of onr Col- 
lections contain the papers and correspondence of the colony 
of Connecticut from Oct. 1724, to Oct. 1741; when u])on the 
death of Joseph Talcott, Law succeeded him as governor. 
The Law Papers, covering the period from Oct. 1741, to the 
death of Gov. Law in Nov. 1750, are fully as voluminous as 
the Talcott Papers and covering as they do the stirring times 
of the expedition against Louisbourg will, it may be hoped, 
prove no less interesting. The majorit}^ of the manuscripts i 

to be printed are in the possession of the Society, a number are i 

from the archives in the Connecticut State Library and a few I 

from the collections in the Massachusetts Historical Society f 

and the New York Public Library. 

The manuscripts received are fewer in number thanduring : 

some previous years. They are as follows: ji 

' John Anderson, Jr., New York City. 

"Case" of the boundary dispute between Massachusetts and Connecticut, 
about 1750; the Connecticut side of the controversy. 
Lucius B. Barbour, Hartford. « 

Copy of inscriptions from old cemetery in Vernon. - 

Copy of inscriptions from cemetery in Vernon, near Talcottville. 
Copy of inscriptions from cemetery in Bolton, the section called Belt^'^^'^P- 

Trescott C. Barnes, Barkhamstcd. 

Genealogy of John Harris, Jr., Pine Plains, N. Y., and his descenil;»'»ts. 
Divight E. Bowers, ^Yero Haven, 

Subscription paper for "provisioning and lodging the Volunteer troops 
from Hartford," April 22, 1S61; signed by many prominent H.iittord 
residents. 



19 

Mrs. L. Almira Brainard and Abby L. Brainard, East Haddani. 

Volume giving layout of grants of land, also lists of taxpayers with amounts 

of taxes in East Haddam, about 1750-1755. 
Cove burying ground papers, East Haddam, 1749-1828. 
Package of deeds of land in East Haddam near Cove burying ground, 

1675-1850. 
Papers relating to settlement of estate of William Brainard of East 

Haddam, 1827. 

Exchange. 

Ministers rates for 1778 in the first parish, Dedham, Mass.; containing a 
list of about 200 names. 

Edward J. Brockett, East Orange, N. J. 

Autograph letters of Clara Barton, Benson J. Lossing, William L. Moody, 
Booker T. Washington. 

William C. Gilman, Norwich. 

Thirty-four letters written by Thomas Fanning, 1772-1783, and one by 
Jedediah Huntington, 1776, to Joshua Huntington, all of Norwich. 
Many of these letters were written from the camps and give interesting 
items of Revolutionary service. 

Mrs. Mary Louise ( IVelhnan) Loomis, Cherokee, la. 
Her New England ancestral lines. 

Jessy Trumbull Ale Clellan, Woodstock. 

Twenty-seven letters from Mrs. Faith Wads worth (wife of Daniel) to Mrs. 
Sarah Webb of Middletown, 1831-1846. 

Eleven letters from Stephen Titus Hosmer to Isaac Webb, both of Middle- 
town, 1830, relating to Walter Scott's novels which he was then 
reading. 

Mrs. Daniel A. Mark ham, Hartford. 

Genealogy of the descendants of Rev. Roger Newton; compiled by Com- 
mander Edward Hooker. 

Francis Parsons, Hartford. 

" Convention between the French Republic and the United States of 
America," iSoo. Copy made for John Marshall, Secretary of State. 

Mrs. Alfred T. Perry, Marietta, 0. 

Letter from Elias Buel to Nathaniel Root, iSiS, regarding Revolutionar}- 
service of Amos Welch. 

Lewis W. Ripley, Glastonbury. 

Copy of records of town meetings in Glastonbury, 1690-1S37, made by 
William S. Goslee, a former town clerk. 

Gustave R. Sattig, iVeza Haven. 

Certificate signed by William A. Buckingham, Feb. 4, 1S35. 

Arthur L. Shipman, Hartford. 

Agreement between O. P. Case tS: Co. and Horace Greeley for publishins; 
his American Conflict. 



Letter from Henry Champion to Col. Jeremiah Wadsworth, July 15. 

1780. 
Ames' Almanacks, 1745-175 1; interleaved with personal accounts and 

memoranda in the handwriting of Gov. Jonathan Trumbull (Sr.). 

Mary K. Talcott, Hartford. 

Six hundred letters to Edwin Wesson, manufacturer of Rifles, Northboro, 

Mass., 1838-184S; quite interesting as showing the conditions of the 

manufacture and sale of firearms at that time. 
Two account books of Edwin Wesson, 1839-1849. 
Volume for teaching double entry bookkeeping, with explanations of 

reasons for the entries, dated New York, 1790. 

Dr. Oliver B. Taylor, Hartford. 

List of residents of Manchester, and their relationships, as remembered by 
him during his practice there, 1S50-1899. 

The total number of accessions during the year varies but i 

slightly from that of last year. It is, exclusive of manuscripts, \ 

by donation 420 volumes, 918 pamphlets, 122 miscellaneous; 1 

by purchase, including Book Fund, Hoadly Fund and Athe- | 

nseum purchases, 75 volumes, 20 pamphlets and 3 miscellaneous. | 

by exchange 8 volumes and 21 pamphlets. These give a total \ 

of 503 volumes, 959 pamphlets and 125 miscellaneous; or a i 

grand total of 1,587 items. 1 

The number of readers who used the library during the 1 

past year was 3,774. This is less than the number for each \ 

of the two previous years, but more than for the year preceding 
those two. 

The Hartford Printing Company, Elihu Geer's sons, have 
made their annual contribution of directories, 105 volumes 
this year. This brings the number of volumes in our directory 
collection up to almost 1,200, representing 150 different series 
and perhaps 250 different towns and cities, for not a few of the 
directories include two or more towns. Aside from our local 
histories and genealogies it is one of the most frequently used 
sections of the library. Too much credit can scarcely be given 
to the Messrs. Geer for these yearly gifts. Although the 
volumes are secured by them in exchange for the copies of the 
Hartford directory they represent considerable value in the 
cost of the books sent in exchange, and no small outlay for ex- 
press charges, while a number of them would find a ready sale 
in this city were they not reser\'ed for Geer's Directory Library 
and for this Society. 



21 

The fiftieth anniversary of the death of Thomas Robbins, 
D. D., the Society's first librarian and largest benefactor oc- 
curred on vSept. 13, 1906, and was commemorated a few days 
later at the regular October meeting of the Society. Our cor- 
responding secretary Rev. W. DeLoss Love, Ph. D., gave an 
address on Dr. Robbins in which his life was sketched, his love 
for books and his devotion to this Society and its library were 
show^n. The fact was brought out that it was he w'ho first 
suggested the organization of an historical society in Connecti- 
cut. Two portraits of him were shown, one painted in early 
and the other in mature life. His diary, his written resolve to 
collect a library, an early catalogue of and lists of additions to 
his librar}^, bills for books, the agreement under which his 
library became the property of the Society, and other selections 
from his papers filled one exhibition case. Another case con- 
tained a collection of the books and pamphlets written or 
edited by Dr. Robbins, and several of the volumes that he most 
treasured in his librar3\ 

Through the courtesy of the Misses Mary and Isabella 
Eldridge and Mrs. Alice Bradford Bridgman, grand-nieces of 
Dr. Robbins, Dr. Love's address w^as printed and distributed 
to our members and corresponding societies. 

As a special memorial of the occasion, the committee having 
in charge the arrangements for the memorial meeting decided 
upon the issuing of a medal, and through the courtesy' of Mr. 
Carl Stoeckel and his wife Mrs. Ellen Battell Stoeckel, a grand- 
niece of Dr. Robbins, it w^as struck and distributed to a number 
of our corresponding societies and secured by several of our 
members. The medal bears a portrait of Dr. Robbins with an 
appropriate legend and the date on the obverse, and the seal of 
the societ}' on the reverse. Six impressions were struck in 
silver and sixty-five in bronze. 

Supplementing the valuable work done throughout the State 
by our member Charles R. Hathawa}-, temporary examiner of 
public records, his last report contains much information as to 
the ecclesiastical societies and churches of the different denom- 
inations in each town in the State and their records. Your 
librarian has prepared or is preparing lists and statistics for use 
in the library along somewhat similiar lines, as follows. A 
careful list has been made of all vital records — births, baptisms. 



admissions, covenanters, members, dismissions, marria^^es. 
deaths and burials — from the records of churches in this State 
which are in possession of the Society b}' ownership or deposit, 
either original records, manuscript copies, or printed records. 
This list has been found very useful, and it is hoped may soon 
be printed. It includes the records in whole or part of about 
225 churches. Some of these records are full and complete 
and comprise one hundred or more pages; while others, the 
majority, are only partial records, such as may be found in a 
church manual, and consist perhaps of only a list of persons 
admitted to membership during a short period of years. 

Another list is in preparation and about half completed, giv- 
ing statistics of the congregational ecclesiastical societies in the 
State. It is intended in this list to give the original name of 
each society and the date of its organization and follow this 
with all changes of name whether authoritative or informal: 
also to note all the towns in which the w^hole or any part of 
each society is located with the dates of changes caused by the 
division of old and the incorporation of new towns. 

It is with regret that we record in this report the death of 
Col. Frederick W. Prince, a member of our library committee 
for the last five years. He was much interested in the library 
and in the Society, was a frequent visitor to the library, and 
an officer whose council was of value. 

Respectfully, 

Albert C. Bates, 

Librariayi. 



2?eport of (Eommittce on printing (Xncient 
Vital 2^ecor65, 



To the Connecticut Historical Society: 

THE COMMITTEE appointed by your President at the last reg- 
ular meeting of the Society on April 2, 1907, offers the 
following report: 

There are in the State 106 towns named or incorporated be- 
fore 1800, and all of them with perhaps the single exception of 
Danbury, have more or less vital records. For convenience we 
here divide the tow^ns into three classes, the first class contain- 
ing those named or incorporated before 1700, the second class 
those incorporated 1700- 1750, the third class those w^hich were 
incorporated during the next half-century from 1750 to 1800. 

Of the towns in the first class, the records of Enfield have 
been printed verbatim and complete, Norwalk has been printed 
but not complete, Woodbury, Waterburj^ and Stamford have 
been printed, but not verbatim and probably not completely. 
The earliest records of Colchester, about a fifth of all the 
records existing, w^ere printed by Taintor, many 3-ears ago. 
In the New England Historical and Genealogical Register 
have been printed a part of the oldest records of Hartford, 
Lyme, Middletown, Saybrook, and Wethersfield, but the great 
mass of the records of these ancient towns is still un printed. 
The early records of Preston have been begun in Putnam's 
Magazine. In the towm histories varying amounts of the rec- 
ords of Derby, P'airfield, Glastonbury, New London, Nor- 
wich, Stonington, Stratford, Wallingford, Wethersfield, Wind- 
sor and Windham appear, usually in the form of genealogies, 
but in some of these the amount of records actually printed is 
small. The following towns of the j5rst class ha\e never had 
any of their records printed: Branford, P'armington, Green- 
wich, Guilford, Haddam, Killingworth, Milford, New Haven. 
Plainfield, Suffield, Woodstock. 



Of the towns in the second class, only Coventry, Durham, 
Litchfield, Mansfield, and vSharon have had records printed. 
Some of these volumes are inaccurate, some incomplete, and 
none whollj^ verbatim reprints of the records. The records of 
East Haddani have been partly printed verbatim in the New 
England Register, the records of Somers to 1750 have been 
printed with the records of Enfield, and the records of Leb- 
anon have been partly printed in Hine's little History. In 
town histories more or less of the records of Cornwall, Hast 
Windsor, Goshen, New^ Milford, Torrington, Union and Win- 
chester have appeared. The records of Ashford, Bolton, 
Canaan, Canterbury, Groton, Harwinton, Hebron, Kent, Kil- 
lingly, New Fairfield, New Hartford, Newtown, Pomfret, 
Redding, Ridgefield, Salisbur}^ Stafford, Tolland, Voluntown 
and Willington have never been printed. 

In the third class of towns the showing is still poorer. The 
records of Bethlehem, Roxbury, Southbury and Washington 
are printed b}^ Cothren w4tli the records of the mother town, 
Woodbury. The records of East Haven are printed (proba- 
bly only in part) in Dodd's little History of the town. In the 
town histories of Hamden, Montville, and Southington records 
are found. In the case of Southington, they are largel}' taken 
from the records of Farmington. The third class furnishes a 
large number of towns having unprinted records. These 
towns are Barkhamsted, Berlin, Bozrah, Bristol, Brookfield. 
Brooklyn, Cheshire, Colebrook, East Hartford, Ellington, 
Franklin, Granby, Hampton, Hartland, Huntington, Lisbon. 
North Haven, Oxford, Pljmiouth, Sterling, Thompson, Trum- 
bull, Warren, Watertown, Weston, Wolcott, and Woodbridge. 

To sum up. Of the 106 towns, 15 have printed records 
more or less complete, 10 have been incompletely printed as 
records, and 20 appear to some extent in town histories, vary- 
ing in amount from a few extracts to what may be calked 
a complete working over of the records. This leaves the large 
number of 61 towns whose records have never been printed. 
and to these must be added the records of the towns about 60 
in number which were incorporated from iSoo to 1S55. It 
will thus appear that there is a great mass of records still un- 
printed, waiting the opportune moment, and that the amount 
already printed is a very small percentage of the whole, hardly 



twelve per cent, of the towns, and but little more than thirty 
per cent, if town histories are included. 

The ideal plan to be followed in printing the records would 
appear to be to begin with the oldest towns, Hartford, Wind- 
sor, and Wethersfield, and to continue with the later towns in 
order of their founding, but including in the same volume the 
records of the original town and all the towns that have been 
set off from it. For instance, in the Hartford volume could 
be included Hartford, East Hartford, Manchester and West 
Hartford. In the Windsor volume Windsor, East W^indsor, 
Ellington, and in the Farmington volume Farmington, Berlin, 
Southington, Bristol, Burlingtou and Avon could be included. 
The vital records of towns should form one series, church rec- 
ords printed entire and verbatim should form a second series, 
cemetery inscriptions and private family records a third series. 
Your committee are not in favor of mingling all fhe.se classes 
of records in one volume. The work of copying and collect- 
ing these three large classes of records w^ould be great and ex- 
pensive. We believe it could be accomplished in time by a 
carefully planned cooperation of State, towns, churches, his- 
torical and patriotic societies and individuals. Your commit- 
tee realizes that this is an ideal to be sought, and that condi- 
tions favorable to its success w^ould have to be created, and 
that beginnings must necessarilj- be small and modest. We 
have therefore tried to devise a plan that could be at once be- 
gun wuth the resources open to the Society at the present time. 
It has come to our knowledge that there are several good 
copies of tow^n records which would be given to the Society 
if the printing could be undertaken by it, and other copies 
might probabl}^ come to hght on further inquiry. Such copies 
as can be thus obtained might be first printed, as soon as the 
necessary funds are in sight, and when these have been dis- 
posed of, copies might be made of the records of those towns 
that have never been printed, which were founded before 1700. 
W^hen these have been printed, the later classes might be taken 
up, and then those which have been partly printed, or in town 
histories. 

The committee has been able to learn in case of one town 
whose records have been printed, what the cost has been and 
the rate at which the monev was recovered. The cost of the 



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edition of 150 copies was within $500, and without much ad- 
vertising three quarters of the cost came back in sales in one- 
year, and in the eight years since publication the book has 
about paid for itself, leaving more than 40 copies still unsold, 
as a basis for future profits. It appears then that a moderate 
amount of money as working capital to begin with, with an 
additional yearly gift equal to thirty per cent, of the original 
sum, plus the cost of copying new records, would enable the 
Society to issue one volume of 250 pages every year. Two or 
three times that amount would make two or three volumes 
possible each year. To issue more than this yearly would re- 
quire the employment of a person who would devote his whole 
time to copying and proof reading. Though this would be 
very desirable for many reasons, your committee did not see a 
way to recommend this to the Society's consideration at the 
present time. 

Your committee would therefore recommend: 

1 . The printing of the vital records of such towms as we 
have copies of, as soon as sufficient subscriptions are secured, 
say at least five hundred dollars as a working capital. 

2. The issue of a circular by the Society to its members 
and friends asking for subscriptions for this purpose, also for 
material for publication. 

3. The printing of the vital records of the older towns 
grouped together with such of the newer towns as have been 
set off from the old. 

. 4. In the printing of all records, the arrangement, capi- 
talization, punctuation, orthography, abbreviations, and fig- 
ures should be strictly followed and references given to book 
and page of the original. 

5. A continuance of the committee for these purposes. 

Homer W. Brainard, 

Lucius B. Barbour, 

F. Clarence Bissell, \ Committee. 

Frank Farnsworth Starr, 

Charles R. Hathaway, 



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INVESTMENTS 

HELD BY THE CONNECTICUT HISTORICAL SOCIETY. - 

GENERAL FUND. 

Par Standing llariet 

Value at Value 

5 shares Hartford National Bank, - - $500 00 142 $710 00 

15 shares Phoenix National Bank, - - - ' 1,500 00 124 1,860 00 

16 shares City Bank, Hartford, ... 1,600 00 100 1,600 00 
10 shares Pitts., Ft. Wayne & C. R. R. Co., - 1,000 00 170 1,700 00 
40 shares Atchison, Top. & Santa Fe R. R., - 4,000 00 95 3,800 00 
20 shares Southern Railway preferred, - - 2,000 00 66 1,320 00 
15 shares St. Louis & San Fran. R. R., ist pref., 1,500 00 63 945 00 

Cash on hand, .-_-- 2 43 — 2 43 



$11,937 43 



PUBLICATION FUND. 

20 shares Clev. & Pitts. R. R. Co., 
10 shares Union Pacific R. R. preferred, 
Deposit with the Society for Savings, 
Deposit with Charter Oak National Bank, 
Cash on hand, - . _ - - 



$1,000 00 


165 


$1,650 00 


1,000 00 


93 


930 00 


4,308 88 


— 


4,308 88 


2,158 68 


— 


2,15s 68 


. 22 57 


— 


22 57 



$9,070 13 



BOOK FUND. 

Deposit with the Society for Savings, - - $i,iii 76 — $i,iii 76 

CHARLES J. HOADLY FUND. 

Deposit with Mechanics Savings Bank, - - $381 29 — $381 29 

PERMANENT GENERAL FUND. 

Donation, deposited with the Mechanics Sav- 
ings Bank, ------ $100 00 — $100 00 

John E. Morris, Treasurer. 
Hartford, May i, 1907. 



I have compared above statements of funds, and find securities in the hands 
of the Treasurer. 

J. G. Woodward, Auditor, 



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IHcmbers of tl\(^ Society 



Zlame, Hcsibence anb Date of Qbmission. 



Those in Italics are Life Members. i 

Adams, Benjamin, Brooklyn, N. Y., Jan, 8, 1907. § 

Allen, Mrs. Carrie White, Hartford, Nov. 4, 1902. }< 

Allen, DeWitt C, Hartford, May 2, 1905. L 

Allen, Francis Burke, Hartford, Jan. 2, 1906. I 

Allen, Normand Francis, Hartford, Nov. 4, 1902. * 

Alton, Charles D.. M. D., Hartford, Nov. 13, 1888. _; 

Alvord, Samuel Morgan, Hartford, April 7, 1903, 

Ames, Charles L., Hartford, May 2, 1905. 

Anderson, Joseph, D. D., Woodmont, May 27, 1903. 

Andrews, Frank D., Vineland, N. J., Nov. 7, 1905. 

Andrews, James P., Hartford, May 23, 1905. 

Andrews, Myron Allen, West Hartford, Jan. 10, 1893. 

Atwood, Rev. Eugene F., Hartford, Dec. 3, 1889. 

Bacon, William Plumb, New Britain, March 4, 1902. 

Bailey, Frederic William, Worcester, Mass., March 3, 1890. 

Baker, Mrs, Josephine R., Boston, Mass., Nov. 13, 1894. 

Baldwin, Simeon Eben, New Haven, April 4, 1899. 

Banks, Moses E., Fairfield, May 23, 1905, 

Barbour, Lucius A., Hartford, April 6, 1SS6. 

Barbour, Lucius Barnes, Hartford, Feb. 6, 1906. 

Barnes, Trescott C, Barkhamsted, March 6, 1906. 

Barney, D. Newton, Farmington, May 23, 1905, 

Bates, Albert Carlos, Hartford, July 2, 1SS9. 

Bates, Orrin W., Sterling, May 23, 1905. 

Baxter, James Phinney, Litt. D., Portland, Me., April 2, 1907. 

Beach, Charles Edward, West Hartford, March i, 1904. 

Beach, George Watson, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Beach, Mary Elizabeth, West Hartford, Oct. i. 1S95. 

Beecher, Mrs. Adabel W., New- Haven, Nov. 7, 1905. 

Beecher, Edward C, New Haven, Nov. 7, 1905. 

Belden, John H., Falls Village, May 2, 1905. 

Belknap, Leverett, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1S92. 

Benjamin, Howard Williams, Hartford, March 5, 1907. 

Bevin, Mrs, Jane C. Loomis, East Hampton, Jan. 4, 1900. 



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Billings, Henry F., Hartford, May 23, 1905. 

Bingham, Edwin Henry, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1893. 

Bissell, F. Clarence, Willimantic, Feb. 2, 1897. 

Blanchard, Joseph L., Hartford, March i, 1892. 

Bliss, Mrs. Emily H. Loomis, Hartford. Jan. 4, 1900. 

Bliss, Frederick Spencer, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1905. 

Bliss, Francis E,, Hartford, April 2, 1S95. 

Bliss, Walter, Hartford, April 2, 1895. 

Boardman, Thomas J., Hartford, March i, 1892. 

Board»ian^ William Francis Joseph, Hartford, May 29, 188S. 

Boardmatt, William G., Hartford, March i, 1892. 

Bond, Henry Richardson, New London, Dec. 4, 1894. 

Booth, Charles Edwin, New York, N. Y., April 4, 1905. 

Bowen, Clarence Winthrop, Woodstock. May 2, 1882. 

Boyd, Edward Steele, Woodbury, Feb. 5, 1901. 

Brainard, Homer Worthington, Hartford, Nov. 13, 1894. 

Brainard, Lucy Abigail, Hartford. Feb. 4, 1S90. 

Brainard, Mrs. Mary Bulkeley, Hartford, March i, 1904, 

Brainard, Morgan Bulkeley, Hartford, Jan. 5, 1904. 

Brainard, Newton Case, Hartford, Jan. 5, 1904. 

Brandegee, Frank Bosworth, New London, May 23, 1905. 

Bridgf/ian, Henry H., Norfolk, April 7, 1903. 

Briggs, Warren R., Stratford, April 7, 1903. 

Brinsmade, John Chapin, Washington, Oct. 3, 1905. 

Brockett, Edward Judson, East Orange, N. J., May i, 1906. 

Brooks, Isaac W., Torrington, May 5, 1891. 

Browne, John D., Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Buck, John Halsey, Hartford, Jan. 4, 1S98. 

Buck, John R., Hartford, March 4, 1S90. 

Buell, Harley P., Colchester, May 2, 1905, 

Bulkeley^ Mrs. Fannie Briggs Hottghtoii, Hartford, May i, 1894. 

Bulkeley, Morgan Gardner, Hartford, May i, 1S94. 

Bunce, Jonathan Brace, Hartford, May 26, 1896. 

Burbank, Katherine, Hartford, April 7, 1S91. 

Burt, Charles Richard, Hartford, Dec. i, 1903. 

Burton, Mrs. Martha Whiting, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1S93. 

Cady, Ernest, Hartford, Oct. 3, 1893. 

Calhoun, David Samuel, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Calhoun, Mrs. Eliza Scott, Hartford, Nov. 10, 1S96. 

Camp, Charles Lewis Nichols, New Haven, April 5, 189S. 

Camp, David N., New Britain, Feb. 4, 1S90. 

Capen, J. Cleveland, Bloomfield, Feb. 4, 1902. 

Carter, Howard IVilliston, Norfolk, May 6, 1S90. 

Carey, Frank S., Hartford, May 7, 1907. 

Case, Erastus Ely, Windsor, Nov. i, 1904. 

Castle, Harry Allen, Plainville, Feb. 6, 1894. 

Catlin, Abijah, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Catlin, William H., Meriden, Nov. 5, 1895. 

Champlin, William Hamilton, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1S90. 



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Chapin, Gilbert \Y., Hartford, March i, 1904. 

Chapin, Hermon W,. Pine Meadow, May 2, 1905. 

Chase, Warren D., Killingly, May 2, 1905. 

Cheney, Louis Richmond, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1S95. 

Clark. Charles H., Milldale, Oct. 3, 1905. 

Clark, Charles Hopkins, Hartford, May 25, 1875. 

Clark, Mary, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1893. 

Clark, William B., Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Cochrane, Mrs. Harriet Eliza Stoddard, Newington Junction, May 23, 1905. 

Collins, Atwood, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Comstock, George, Bridgeport, Oct. 3, 1905. 

Cone, James Brewster, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1884, 

Converse, Alfred Woods, Windsor Locks, July 11, 1893. 

Cooley, Charles P., Hartford, Jan. 3, 1S99. 

Cooley, Francis Rexford, Hartford, May 3, 1892. 

Corbin, Mrs. Fannie Harrison, New Haven, Nov. 4, 1902. 

Cornwall, Edward E., M. D., Brooklyn, N. Y., Nov. 7, 1905. 

Crofut, Mrs. Charlotte Phelps, Simsbury, March 6, 1906. 

Curtis, Mrs. Ella Coe Birdsey, Windsor, Dec. 4, 1894. 

Curtis, George Munson, Meriden, Nov. 7, 1899, 

Cutler, Ralph William, Hartford, April 4, 1S93. 

Davenport, Rev. John Gaylord, Waterbury, May 7, 1907. 

Davis, Frank O., Pomfret Center, May 23, 1905. 

Day, Caroline E., Hartford, March 5, 1895. 

Day, Edward M., Hartford, Dec. i, 1903. 

Day, George H., Hartford, Feb. 3, 1891. 

Deraing, Lucius Parmenias, New Haven, Dec. 3, 1889. 

Dewey, Edward Watson, Granby, May 7, 1907. 

Dexter , Franklin Bowditch, New Haven, Nov. 7, 1882. 

Dickenson, Robert C, Hartford, April 2, 1907. 

Dickson, George Wentworth, Willimantic, Nov. 13, 1906. 

Dunham, Isaac Watson, Hartford, May 23, 1905. 

Dutcher, George Matthew, Middletown, Nov. i, 1904. 

Eddy, Samuel A., Canaan, Dec. 4, 1906. 

Elliot, Thomas O., Pomfret, Nov. 7, 1905. 

Ellis, George W., Hartford, Dec. 6, 1904. 

Ellsworth, Ernest Bradford, Hartford, .May i, 1900. 

Elmore, Samuel Edward, Hartford, May 6, 1890. 

Ensign, Charles Sidney, Newton, Mass., Oct. 3, 1893, 

Ensign, Joseph Ralph, Simsbury, Oct. i, 1S95. 

Ensign, Ralph Hart, Simsbury, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Farrand, Max, Stanford University, Cal., Feb. 5, 1901. 

Farrel, Alton, Ansonia, May 23, 1905. 

Faxon, Mrs. Nellie A., Hartford, Oct. 2, 1S94. 

Faxon, Walter C, Hartford, May 6, 1902. 

Fay, Gilbert Otis, Hartford, July 11, 1S93. 

Felt, Levi Lincoln, Hartford, April i, 1S90. 

Fenn, Augusta Francis, Winsted, Nov. 7, 1905. 

Fenn, Edward Hart, Hartford, May 24, 1904. 



Fenn, John Roberts, West Hartford, Nov. 5, 1889. 

Fenn, Linus T., West Hartford, May 6, 1S90. 

Ferguson^ Rev. Henry ^ Concord, N. H., June 3, 18 84. 

Fitts, George Henry, Willimantic, Feb. 4, 1S96. 

Forward, John Francis, Hartford, May 28, 1907. 

Fox, John O., Putnam, May 23, 1905. 

Freeman, Harrison B., Hartford, May 28, 1907. 

Freeman, Harrison, B,, Jr., Hartford, May 28, 1907, 

Fuller, Horace S., M. D., Hartford, April 6, 1S86. 

Galpin, Ruth, Berlin, May 28, 1907. 

Gammack, Rev. James, LL. D., West Hartford, Jan. 4, 1900. 

Gates, Ar>drew Frink, Hartford, May 28, 1907. 

Gay, Alice Maria, Hartford, March 3, 1896, 

Gay, Frank Butler, Hartford, Dec. 4, 1883. 

Gay, Julius, Farmington, Nov. i, 18S7. 

Geer, Curtis Manning, West Hartford, Nov. i, 1904. 

Geer, Everett Selden, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1889. 

Geer, William H., Lebanon, May 2, 1905. 

Genthe, Mrs. Martha Krug, Ph. D., Hartford, May 23, 1905. 

Gilbert, Charles E., Hartford, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Gladwin, Sidney Morse, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 
; Gocher, William Henry, Hartford, Dec. 3, 1901. 

? Godard, George S., Hartford, Nov. i, 1S9S. 

> Goodman, Richard J., Hartford, March 6, 1906. 

f Goodrich, Arthur L., Hartford, Oct. 3, 1905. 

■ Goodwin, Mrs. Alice Howland, Hartford, Nov. 10, 1S96. 

Goodwin, Charles L., Hartford, April 2, 1907. 

Goodwin, Rev. Francis, Hartford, Dec. 12, 1876. 
I Goodwin, H. B., Elmwood, Nov. 7, 1905. 

Goodtvin, James Junius, Hartford, Feb. i, 1SS7. 

Goodwin, Joseph Olcott, East Hartford, June 7, 1SS7. 

Grant, Ralph Morgan, East Windsor Llill, May i, 1906. 

Griswold, Charles, Guilford, March 6, 1906. 

Gross, Charles Edward, Hartford, July 2, 18S9. 
*• Hall, Charles N., New Milford, May 23, 1905. 

Hall, Mary, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Hall, William Hutchins, West Hartford, Oct. 3, 1905. 

Hamlin, L. Belle, Cincinnati, O., May 24, 189S. 

Flammer, Alfred Emil, Branford, May 2, 1905. 
f Hammond, George A., Putnam, Nov. 7, 1905. 

t Hammond, Joseph Churchill, Jr., Rockville, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

I Harriman, Rev. Frederick W., Windsor, Nov. 13, 1906. 

* Harris, Mary Munson, Hartford, May 24, 1898. 

\ Hart, Samuel, D. D., Middletown, July 6, 1875. 

I Hathawav, Charles R., South Manchester, Dec. i, 1903. 

I Havens, PVancis Wayland, Hartford, Dec. 6, 1904. 

I Hayden, Nathaniel Warham, Windsor, Oct. 3, 1S93. 

I Henney, William F., Hartford. May 7, 1907. 

\ Henry, Edward Stevens, Rockville, Oct. 7, 1S90. 



Hewins, Caroline Maria, Hartford, Feb. 2, 1897. 

Hicks, Rev. Lewis W., Wellesley, Mass., Jan. 3, 1899. 

Hills, Jonas Coolidge, Hartford, May 26, 18S5. 

Hillyer, Drayton, Hartford, May 6, 1S90. 

Hine, Charles Daniel, Hartford, May 2, 1905. 

Hitchcock, Henry Preston, Hartford, April i, 1890. 

Hoadley, George Edward, Hartford, Feb. 5, igoi. 

Holcombe, Mrs. Emily S. Goodwin, Hartford, May 6, 1902. 

Holmes, Mrs. Judith Bigelow, Winsted, April i, 1902. 

Hooker, Edward W., Hartford, Dec. 6, 1904. 

Hopson, William Fowler, New Haven, March i, 1904. 

Houston, Harry, New Haven, Oct. 3, 1905. 

Howard, Daniel, Windsor Locks, May 23, 1905. 

Howe, Harmon G., M. D., Hartford, Feb. 6, 1906. 

Hubbard, Walter Bulkley, Middletown, Oct. 3, 1905. 

Huugerford, Ne'tOinan, Hartford, Nov. 7, 1899. 

Huntington, Frederick J., Norwich, May 5, 1S96. 

Huntington, Robert W., Jr., Hartford, Jan. 3, 1899. 

Hyde, Ephraiin HoD-y, Hartford, May 7, 1SS8. 

Hyde, William Waldo, Hartford, Jan. 6, 1891. 

Isbell, Milton C, Ansonia, May 2, 1905. 

Isham, Norman Morrison, Providence, R. L, Nov. 13, 1906. 

Ives, Rev. Joel S., Meriden, Nov. 13, 1906. 

Jackson, Charles Eben, Middletown, June 29, 1S92. 

Johnson, Ezra Levan, Newtown. Nov. 7, 1905. 

Johnson, William E., West Hartford, Nov. i, 1904. 

Judson, Stiles, Stratford, May 23, 1905. 

Kellogg, George Aaron, Glastonbury, May i, 1906, 

Kendall, George Fitch, Sufheld, May 23, 1905, 

Keyes, Charles Henry, Hartford, Oct. 3. 1905. 

Kibbe, James Allen, Warehouse Point, Dec. 3, 1S95. 

Kilbourn, Dwight Canheld. Litchfield, April 2, 1901. 

Kimball, Carlos C, Hartford, July i, 1S90. 

Knapp, Howard K., Bridgeport, April 7, 1903. 

Knight, William Ward, >L D., Hartford, Dec. 4, 1S94. 

Lake, Everett John, Hartford, ]\Iay 23, 1905. 

Lamed, Ellen D., Thompson, Oct. 4, 1S70. 

Lawrence, Charles H., Hartford, Feb. 3, 1S91. 

Lee, Henry, Bridgeport, Nov. 5, 1895. 

Lewis, John B., M. D., Hartford, July 2, 1SS9. 

Lincoln, Charles Z., Hartford, Nov. 11. 1S90. 

Lines, H. Wales, Meriden, Oct. 4, 1892. 

Little, Thomas, Hartford, Oct. 3, 1905. 

Lockwood, Luke Vincent, Riverside, Dec. 4, 1900. 

Loomis, Archie Harwood, Paris, France, March 7, 1893. 

Loomis, Thomas Hooker, Steuben ville, O., Oct. 2, 1906. 

Love, Rev. William DeLoss, Ph. D.. Hartford, April 6, 18S6. 

Lyman, Albert House, East ILirtford, Jan. S, 1907. 

Lyman, Theodore, Hartford, April 6, 1SS6. 



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MacDonald, James H., New Haven, Nov. i, 1904. 

MacDonald, Mrs. Mary L. B., Hartford, Dec. 4, 1894. 

McKnight, Everett James. M. D., Hartford, May 23, 1905. 

Maltbie, Theodore M., Granby, July 11, 1S93. 

Marcy, Thomas Knowlton, M. D., Windsor, Feb. 2, 1892, 

Markham, Ernest A., M. D., Durham, Dec. i, 1891. 
: Martin, Charles Townley, Hartford, Nov. 13, 1894. 

■ Mather, Horace E., Hartford, Dec. i, 1885. 

5 Maxwell, Francis Taylor, Rockville, June 29, 1892. 

5 Maxwell, William, Rockville, Dec. 4, 1894. 

Mitchell, Asahel \V., North Woodbury, May 2, 1905. 
\ Mitchell, Edwin Knox, Hartford, April 4, 1899, 

\ Moore, I^thelbert Allen, New Britain, May 2, 1905. 

I Morgan, Forrest, Hartford, May 4, 1S86. 

I Morley, Edward W., LL. D., West Hartford, March 5, 1907. 

I Morris, John Emery, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1889. 

I Morris, Mrs. Mary Pamelia, Hartford, April 4, 1905. 

Morse. Leonard, Hartford, May 2S, 1907. 
I Moseley, Mrs. Florence C, New Haven, Nov. 4, 1902. 

\ ' Moulton, Mrs. Rachel White, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1902. 

1 Munson, Myron Andrews, West Hartford, Nov. 7, 1905. 

I Newcomb, Mrs. Lydia Williams BoUes, New Haven, May 23, 1905. 

I Nichols, James, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

I Noble, Charles Henry, New Milford, Nov. 7, 1905. 

f Noble, John Bartlett, East Windsor, May 23, 1905. 

[ Northam, Charles H., Hartford, March 7, 1893. 

■ Norton, Charles Augustus Quincy, Flartford, May 28, 1907. 

Norton, Frederick Calvin, Bristol, Oct. 3, 1905. 

Norton, Frederick E., Hartford, Oct. 2, 1906. 

Olmsted, Fannie Maria, Hartford, Jan. 6, 1891. 

Paine, James Monroe, Danielson, Nov. 7, 1905. 

Parker, Edwin Pond, D. D., Hartford, Nov. 3, 1S91, 

Parker, Francis Hubert, Hartford, April 6, 18S6. 

Parker, John M., Jr., Hartford, April 4, 1905. 
•fc Parker, Samuel Eugene, Shelter Island, N. Y., March 6, 1906. 

Parker, William D., Meriden, May 2, 1905. 

Parsons, Francis, Hartford, April 4, 1899. 

Patterson, Thomas H., Bristol, March 6, 1906. 

Pattison, Alexander T., Simsbury, May 2, 1905. 

Peck, Epaphroditus, Bristol, Jan. 4, 189S. 

Peck, John Hyde, West Hartford, Jan. 2, 1906. 

Persiani, Charles C, Plantsville, Oct. 3, 1905. 

Perkins, Arthur, Hartford, April 4, 1899. 

Perkins, J. Demins^, Litchfield, April i, 1S90. 

Perkins, John Russell, Danbury, May 2, 1905. 

Perkins, Mrs. Mary R., Hartford, Jan. 4, 1S9S. 

Phelps, Antoinette Randolph, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1893. 

Phelps, Charles, Rockville, Nov. i, 1904. 

Phillips, Ebenezer Sanborn, Bridgeport, May 3, 1S9S. 



Pitkin, Mrs. Sarah L., Hartford, April i, 1S90. 

Piatt, Ada L., Hartford, Jan. 8, 1895. 

Piatt, James Perry, IVIeriden, Feb. 6, 1906. 

Potter, Rev. Rockwell Harmon, Hartford, April 2, 1901. 

Pratt, Edward Burt, Flartford, May 24, 1904. 

Pratt, Elias, M. D., Torrington, Nov. 7, 1899. 

Pratt, Lewellyn, D. D., Norwich, Nov. i, 1S87. 

Prentice, Samuel Oscar, Hartford, Feb. 6, 1894. 

Preston, Miles Barber, Flartford, April 4, 1899. 

Prichard, Katharine A., Waterbury, April i, 1902. 

Randall, Herbert, Hartford, April 7, 1903. 

Raymond, Mrs. Selah H., Hartford, Nov. i, 1904. 

Richards, Francis Henry, Hartford, July 11, 1S93. 

Ripley, Lewis W., Glastonbury, May 2, 1905. 

Risley, Mrs. Emoret Scott, Rockville, April 2, 1907. 

Robbins, Edward D., Wethersfield, June 5, 1SS3. 

Roberts, George, Flartford, April 2, 1S95. 

Roberts, Henry, Hartford, May 5, 1891. 

Roberts, Martin Leonard, New Flaven, Jan. 2, 1906. 

Robinson, John Trumbull, Hartford, May 27, 1903. 

Robinson, Lucius F., Hartford, Feb. 4, 1S90. 

Rogers, Ernest E., New London, April 6, 1897. 

Root, John Gilbert, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Royce, Philander C, Hartford, Oct. 3, 1893. 

Rudd, Malcolm Day, Lakeville, March 6, 1900. 

Russell, Gurdon IVadsworth, M. D., Hartford, April 30, 1S40. 

Sage, John Hall, Portland, Nov. 5, 1895. 

St. John, Howell Williams, Hartford, Nov. 3, 1891. 

Sanford, George Bliss, U. S. A., Litchfield, Nov. 13, 1894. 

Sattig, Gustave R., New Haven, May 28, 1907. 

Scott, Frederick Andrew, Terry ville. May 28, 1907. 

Searls, Charles Edwin, Thompson, Nov. i, 1904. 

Seymour, Morris AYoodruff. Bridgeport, March 3, 1891. 

Seymour, Rev. Storrs O., Litchfield, March, 3, 1891. 

Seymour, William O., Ridgefield, May 2, 1905. 

Sharpe, W'illiam Carvossa, Seymour, Dec. 2, 1884. 

Sheffield, Henry Curtis, Hartford, May i, 1906. 

Shelton, Flenry Tweedy, Bridgeport, April 5, 1898.- 

Shepard, James, New Britain, April 7, 1891. 

Shipman, Arthur L., Flartford, Nov. i, 189S. 

Simmons, William S., Central Village, May 2, 1905. 

Simpson, Samuel, Flartford. Nov. i, 1904. 

Skilton, DeWitt C. FLirtford, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Smith, Frank George, Hartford, April 2, 1S95. 

Smith, Mrs. Jane T., Flartford, April i, 1S90. 

Smith, Lyndon Peck, Piermont, N, Y., F'eb. 6. 1906. 

Spencer, Carnot O.. Hartford, Nov. i, 1904. 

Spencer, Richard Tratt, Deep River, May 5, 1896. 

Sperry, Henry Marshall, Hartford, May i, 1906. 



Sperry, Lewis, East Windsor Hill, May 28, 1907. • 
Stadtmueller, Frank Hepp, Elmwood, Nov. 3, 1903. 
Stanton, Lewis Elliott, Hartford, May 6, 1S79, 
Starr, Elsie Gertrude, Newington Junction, April 4, 1905. 
Starr, Frank Farnsivorth, Middletown, Nov. 7, 1S82. 
Stearns, Rev. Charles Cwnmings , Claremont, Cal., May 29, 1S88. 
Steele, Edward Lee, Hartford, May i, 1906. 
Stevens, Harold Warriner, Hartford, Nov. 4, 1902. 
Stillman, Henry A., Hartford, Feb. 3, 1S91. 
Stoeckel, Carl, Norfolk, May 6, 1890. 
Stoeckel, Mrs. Ellen Battell, Norfolk, March 3, 1896. 
Stone, Charles Greene, Hartford, April 2, 1895. 
Stone, George F., Hartford, Jan. 4, 1S98, 
Stone, Mrs. Mary C., Hartford, Nov. 13, 1S94. 
Storrs, Mrs. Mary R., Hartford, Nov. i, 1892. 
Sumner, J. White, Bolton, Nov. i, 1904. 
Sugden, Frank Waldo, Hartford, May i, 1906. 
Swords, Joseph Forsyth, Sulphur, Ind. Ter., May 7, 1S95. 
Talcott, Charles Hooker, Hartford, May 27, 1903. 
Talcott, Hart, Hartford, Jan. 4, 1900. 
Talcott, Mary Kingsbury, Hartford, April i, 1890. 
Talcott^ W^illiam Hanmer, Hartford, March 6, 1894* 
Tallman, James Hazelton, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1S92. 
Taylor, James Palmer, Hartford, Nov. 5, 18S9. 
Taylor, John AL, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1893. 
Taylor, Samuel, Hartford, Oct. 9, 1888. 
Terry, James, Hartford, May 19, 1868. 
Thayer, George Burton, Hartford, April 2, 1895. 
Thompson, Arthur Ripley, Hartford, Dec. 3, 1901. 
Tillotson, Edward Sweetser, Wethersfield. Feb. 5, 1901. 
Tracy, Cornelius, Waterbury, May 2, 1905. 
Tracy, Dwight, Cambridge, Mass., May i, 1906. 
Tracy, Emma Louise, Newport, R. L, Nov. 5, 1895. 
Trumbull, Jonathan, Norwich, Feb. 3, 1S91. 
Ttdler, Mrs. Ellen Hall, Hartford, May 3, 1903. 
Tuller, Mabel Champion, Hartford, Nov. 4, 1902. 
Turnbull, Thomas, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1S92. 
Turnbull, Thomas, Jr., M. D., Allegheny, Pa., Nov. 3, 1S91. 
Twichell, Rev. Joseph Hopkins, Hartford, Feb. 5, 1SS9. 
Twitchell, Willis L, Hartford, Jan. 10, 1S93, 
Tyler, RoUin Usher. Tylerville, Nov. 4, 1902. 
Upham, Charles Leslie, Meriden, May 26, 1S96. 
Upson, Lyman Allyn, Thompsonville, July 11, 1S93. 
Upton, Edward Lewis, Hartford, Dec. 4, 1906. 
Van Alstyne, Laxorcnce, Sharon, March 5, 1S95. 
Vaill, Joseph H.. Winsted, May 23, 1905. 
Wadsworth, Herbert Clinton, Hartford, May i, looo. 
Walker, Williston, S. T. D., New Haven, Oct. 6, 1891. 
Warner, Donald T., Salisbury, Feb. 4, 1S90. 



Washburn, Albert L., Hartford, March 6, 1906. 
Waterman, Edgar Francis, Hartford, Nov. 3, 1903. 
Weaver, Thomas Snell, Hartford, May 3, 1892. 
Webb, Rodolphus L., Mystic, March 3, 1896. 

Welles, Charles Thomas, Hartford, Nov. I, 1892. 

Welles, Edgar Thaddeiis, New York, N. Y., Dec. 2, 1894. 

Welles, Edwin Stanley, Newington, Nov. 5, 1895. 

Wells. Charles T., Hartford, Jan. 5, 1S92. 

Whaples, Meigs Heywood, Hartford, Nov, 5, 1889. 

White, Herbert Humphrey, Hartford, Jan. 5, 1897. ^ 

Whitmore, Mrs. Harriet Eliza Goulden, Hartford, Feb. 4, 1902. 

Whiting, Charles B., Hartford, April 5, 18S7. 

Whittlesey, Granville, Danbury, May 7, 1901. 

Wilcox, Edward P., West Winsted, Nov. 4, 1902. 

Willard, James LeBaron, Brooklyn, N. Y., May 23, 1905. • ■ . , - 

Willard, Samuel Porter, Colchester, May 2, 1905. 

Williams, F'rank Backus, Hartford, May 28, 1907. 

Williams, George Clinton Fairchild, Hartford, Nov. 7, 1905. . , 

Willis, Mrs. Mary Carter Hawley, Litchfield, Nov. 6, 1905. ^ 

Woodruff, George M., Litchfield, April i, 1890. f- 

Woodward, Charles Guilford, Hartford, May 27, 1903. * 

Woodward, Joseph Gurley, Hartford, July 2, 1SS9. I 

Woodward, P. Henry, Hartford, May 17, 1S64. 1 

Woodward, Richard Warham, New Haven, Nov. 13, 1888. " 

Woodward, Mrs. Sarah Cazneau Day, New Haven, Oct. 7, 1S90. ' 

Worcester, Edward Strong, Norwich, May i, 1900. ' *' 

Wright, Asahel Johnson, Hartford, Nov. i, 1904. ' 

Wright, Fayette Lawson, Pomfret Center, May 2, 1905. 
Wright, Rev. Otis Olney, Sandy Hook, Nov. 7, 1905. \ 



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honorary ITtembers, 



Davis, William Thomas, Plymouth, Mass., July i, 1890. 
Hall, Hubert. F. S. A., London, Eng., Oct. 2, 1900. 



(£orrc5pon6ing ZHembcrs, 



Abbe, Prof. Cleveland, Washington, D. C, Dec. i, 1896. 

Allen, Francis Olcott, Philadelphia. Pa., Dec. 2, 1902. 

Andrews, Charles M., Ph. D., Bryn Mawr, Pa., Jan. 5, 1S97. 

Brock, Robert A., Richmond, Va., March 2, i886. 

De Peyster, John Watts, LL. D., Tivoli, N. Y.. Nov. 3, 1863. 

Green, Samuel A., M. D., LL. D., Boston, Mass., Nov. 9, iSSo. 

Isham, Charles, New York, N. Y.. Feb. 4, 1S90. 

Johnston, Henry P., New York, N. Y., Jan. 4, 1SS7. 

Sheldon, George, Boston, Mass., July 2, 1SS9. 

Stiles, Henry Reed, ^L D., Hill View, N. Y., April S, 1SS4. 

Treat, John Harvey, Lawrence, Mass., "June 7, 1SS7. 

Winslow, Rev, William Copley, D. D., LL. D., Boston, Mass., Nov. 13, 1S94. 



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1 


Names. 


Residences. 


5 
O 
> 


•5 
S 


Si 

1 


Adams, C. Collard, .... 


Cromwell, Conn., 




3 




Adams, Charles F., - - - • - 


Boston, Mass., - 





I 





American Catholic Historical Society, - 


Philadelphia, Pa., - 


2 


— 





American Congregational Association, - 


Boston, Mass., - 




I 





American Historical Association, - 


Washington, D. C, - 


I 


I 





American National Red Cross. 


Washington, D. C, - 


— 


I 


— 


American Philosophical Society, - 


Philadelphia. Pa., 


2 


— 


— 


Andover Theological Seminary, - 


Andover, Mass., 




I 


— 


Andrews, Alfred H., - 


Chicago, 111., - 


I 


— 


— 


Andrews, Mrs. Bessie A., - 


Vineland. N. J., 


I 


— 





Andrews, Charles M., - 


Bryn Mawr,. Pa., 


4 


88 


I 


Andrews, Family of S. J., 


Wethersfield, Conn., 


- 


96 





Arkansas Historical Society, 


Fayetteville, Ark., - 


I 




— 


Associated Charities, - . . . 


Boston, Mass., - 


— 


I 





Balliet, L. B., - - . 


Allentown, Pa., 




— 


I 


Barnes, Trescott C, - 


Barkhamsted, Conn., 




I 


— 


Bates, Albert C, 


Hartford, Conn., 


3 


5 


4 


Bates, Newton W., 


WestBloomfield,N.Y., 


— 


I 




Belknap & Warfield, - - . . 


Hartford, Conn., 


4 


— 


2 


Berkeley Divinity School, 


Middletown, Conn., - 




I 


— 


Board of Trade, - - . . 


Hartford, Conn., 


— 


I 


— 


Boston, City of, 


Boston, Mass., - 


I 


— 


— 


Brainard, Homer W,, . - - - 


Hartford, Conn., 


o 


— 


— 


Brockett, Edward J., - 


East Orange. N. J., - 


15 


7 


— 


Brown University. .... 


Providence, R. I., 


I 




— 


Buffalo Historical Society, - 


Buffalo, N. v.. 


I 


— 


— 


Bulkeley, Morgan G., - 


Hartford, Conn., 


I 


— 


— 


Bunker Hill Monument Association, 


Boston, Mass., - 


I 


— 


— 


Cadwell, Charles T., - 


Washington, D. C. - 


— 


I 


— 


Cambridge Historical Society, 


Cambridge, Mass., - 


I 


— 


— 


Canadian Government, 


Ottawa, Can., - 


2 


— 


I 


Capewell, Clarence L., 


Baltimore, Md., 


— 


I 


— 


Carnegie, Andrew, . . . . 


New York. N. Y., - 


— 


I 


— 


Chicago Historical Society, - 


Chicago, III., - - 


I 


— 


— 


City Auditor, - .... 


Boston, Mass., - 


I 


— 


— 


City Registry Department, - 


Boston, Mass., - 


I 


— 


— 


Coflins, xMrsl H. S. Collins, 


Hartford, Conn.. 


o 


— 


— 


Colonial Dames of America, 


Washington, D. C, - 


5 


— 


— 


Com'rsof Louisiana Purchase Exposition, 


Hartford, Conn., 


I 


— 


— 


Congdon, George E., - 


Sac City, la., - 


— 


I 


— 


Connecticut, State of, - 


Hartford. Conn.. 


II 


10 


4 


Connecticut State Board of Education, 


Hartford, Conn., 


I 


23 


— 


Crothers. T. D., 


Hartford, Conn.. 


I 


— 


— 


Daboll, David A., .... 


Center Groton. Conn., 


— 


I 


— 


Daboll, L. E., 


New London, Conn., 


— 


I 


— 



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J 



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Names. 



Residences. 



• ! 3 



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Daves, John C, .... 

Davis, Gerhardi, - - - - - 

Deats, Hiram E., - - - - 

Diocese of Connecticut, 

Diocese of New Jersey, ... 

Dyer, Mrs. Daniel T., 

Earle, Estate of Pliny, 

Eliot, Ellsworth, - - - . - 

Essex Institute, 

Fairmount Park Art Association, - 

First Congregational Church, 

Fisher, Irving, . . . . . 

Fitts, Henry L., 

Florida Historical Society, - - . 

Franklin, James L., - 

FrankUn & Marshall College, 

Free Public Library, . . . , 

Galpin, Ruth, 

Gay, Alice M., - 

Geological Survey of Canada, 

Gilman, Daniel C., 

Glazier, Mary, -...-. 

Godard, George S., 

Goodwin, James J., . - . . 

Grant, James, - . - 

Green, Samuel A:', 

Greenlaw, Mrs. Lucy H., 

Hartford Printing Co., - - 

Harvard University, - - . . 

Henry, E. Stevens, - . . . 

Hills, Thomas, 

Hist, and Philosophical Society of Ohio, 
Historical Society of Delaware, 
Historical Society of New Mexico, 
Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 
Holmes, Clay \V., 
Hooker, Estate of Isabella Beecher, 

Hooper, Joseph, 

Hospital for Crippled Children, 
Howe, William A., 
Huntting, Henry R., - 
Illinois Historical Society, 
Indian Rights Association, - 
Iowa Historical Society, 
Irish-American Historical Society, 

Ives, Joel S.. 

John Crerar Library, . . . _ 
Jones Brothers Publishing Co., 
Journal Publishing Co., - - 

Kansas Historical Society, 
Kellogg, Late E. P.. - 



Baltimore, Md., 

New York, N. Y., 

Flemington, N. J., 

Windsor, Conn., 

Somerville, N. J., 

Collinsville, Conn., 

Worcester, Mass., 
I New York, N. Y. 
I Salem, Mass., - 

Philadelphia, Pa., 

Meriden, Conn., 

New Haven, Conn., 

Pawtucket, R. I., 

Jacksonville, Fla.. 

Washington, D. C, 

Lancaster, Pa., - 

Jacksonville, Fia., 

Berlin, Conn., - 

Hartford, Conn., 

Ottawa, Can., - 

Baltimore, Md., 

Hartford, Conn., 

Hartford, Conn., 

Hartford, Conn., - lo 

Hartford, Conn., - i 

Boston, Mass., - - 7 

Cambridge, Mass., 

Hartford, Conn., - io6 

Cambridge, Mass., - j 2 

Rockville, Conn., - j 24 

South Boston, Mass., | — 

Cincinnati, O., - '13 

Wilmington, Del., - j — 

vSanta Fe, N. M., - j — 

Philadelphia, Pa., - | i 

Llartford. Conn., - I 12 

Durham, Conn., - — 

W. Haverstraw, N.Y., — 

South Windsor, Conn.,' — 

Springfield, Mass., - i 

Springfield, Mass., - i 

Philadelphia, Pa., - — 

Iowa City, la.. - - i 

Sea View, Mass., - i 

Hartford, Conn.. - — 

Chicago, 111., - - — 

Cincinnati, O., - - 7 

Meriden, Conn., - i 

Topeka, Kansas, - i 

Hartford, Conn., - — 



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I — 



Names. 



Residences, 



Kibbe, James Allen, .... 

Kilbourn, Dwight C, - 

Lake Mohonk Conference, - 

Lane, Mrs. Elizabeth F., - 

Lawson, Thomas W., - - . - 

Lee, Ivy L., 

Library of Congress, . . - . 

Loomis, Thomas H,, - 

Lytle, John J., - - - - . 

McClellan, Jessy T., - 

McClurg, iSirs. Virginia, - - 

Maine Historical Society, 

Markham, Mrs. Daniel A., - 

Markham, Ernest A., - 

Massachusetts Historical Society, 

Maryland Historical Society, 

Merchantile Library Association, - 

Merchants Association, . _ . 

Michigan Pioneer and Historical Society, 

Minnesota Historical Society, 

Morris, John E., - 

Museum of Fine Arts, - . - , 

Naval War Records Office, - - - 

Nelson, Abiel W., .... 

Newberry Library, . . . . 

New Britain Institute, - - - - 

New England Hist. -Gen. Society, 

New Haven Colony Historical Society, 

New Jersey, State of, - 

New London County Historical Society, 

New York Gen. and Biog. Society, 

New York Historical Society, 

New York Public Library, - . . 

New Zealand Government, - 

Ohio Arch, and Historical Society, 

Old Northwest Genealogical Society, 

Ontario Historical Society, . - . 

Paltsits, Victor H., - ' - 

Parker, Samuel E., 

Parker & Lee, . . . - . 

Patterson, Joseph E., - 

Phelps, Oscar A., 

Porritt, Edward, ----- 

Presbyterian Historical Society, 

Princeton University, - - . - 

Providence Public Library, 

Public Library, - - . . . 

Public Museum, | 

Record Commissioners. - - - i 

Ripley, Lewis J., - - . - j 

Roberts, Charles, - - - - - j 



Warehouse Point., Ct., 
Litchfield, Conn., 
Lake Mohonk, N.Y., 
Russell, Pa., - 
Boston, Mass., - 
New York, N. Y., - 
Washington, D. C, - 
Steubenville, O., 
Philadelphia, Pa., 
Woodstock, Conn., - 
Denver, Col., - 
Portland, Me., - 
Hartford, Conn., 
Durham, Conn., 
Boston, Mass., - 
Baltimore^ Md., 
St. Louis, Mo.. 
New York, N, Y., - 
Lansing, Mich., 
Minneapolis, Minn., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Boston, Mass., - 
W^ashington, D. C, - 
New London, Conn.. 
Chicago, 111., 
New Britain, Conii., 
[ Boston, Mass., - 
I New Haven, Conn., 
Trenton, N. J., 
New London, Conn., 
New York. N. Y., - 
New York, N. Y., 
New York, N. Y., 
Aukland, N. Z., 
Columbus, O., - 
Columbus, O., - 
Toronto, Can., - 
New York. N. Y., - 
Shelter Island. N. Y., 
New York. N. Y.. - 
Wilkes -Barre, Pa., 
Hartford. Conn., 
Hartford. Conn., 
Philadelphia, Pa., 
Princeton, N. J.. 
Providence. R. I., 
Cincinnati, O., - 
Milwaukee, Wis., 
Providence, R. I., 
Glastonburv, Conn . 



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Royal Historical Society, . - - 


Ottawa, Can., - 




Royal Historical Society, 


London, Eng., - 


I 


— 


— 


St. Louis Public Library, . - . 


St. Louis, Mo., 


— 


I 





Shellenberger, John K., 


Jefferson Barracks, Mo. 





I 


— 


Shepard, James, ----- 


New Britain, Conn., 


I 


— 


— 


Shipman, Arthur L., - 


Hartford, Conn., 


— 


4 


— 


SimpHfied Spelling Board, - - - 


New York, N.Y., - 







6 


Smith, Eddy H., 


Hartford, Conn., 


I 


2 


I 


Smith, H. Hilliard. .... 


Hartford, Conn., 




I 


— 


Smithsonian Institution, - _ - 


Washington, D, C, - 


6 


2 


— 


Snow, Ellen, 


Hartford, Conn., 


II 


— — 


Society of Colonial Wars, - - . 


San Francisco, Cal , 


— 


I - 


State Historical Association, - 


Fort Edward, N. Y., 


I 


— 


State Historical Society, 


Denver, Col., - 


2 


I 


State Historical Society, - . . 


Springfield, 111., 


— 


I 


— 


State Historical Society, - - . 


Iowa City, la., - 


2 


— 


— 


State Historical Society, - . . 


Topeka, Kan., -• 


I 


I 


— 


State Historical Society, - - - 


Columbia, Mo., 


— 


— 


— 


State Historical Society, - - - 


Lincoln,' Neb., - 


I 


— 


— 


State Historical Society, 


Pierre, S. D.. - - 


I 




— 


Stale Historical Society, - - _ 


Madison, Wis., 


I 




— 


Stillman, Alice, 


Hartford, Conn., 


3 


5 


— 


Stoeckel, Carl, - - - . - 


Norfolk, Conn., 


3 




Strickler, W. ^L, - - - - 


Colorado Springs, Col. , 


I 


— — 


Swan, Robert T., 


Boston, Mass., - 


— 


I — 


Talcott, Mary K., 


Hartford, Conn., 


13 


31 — 


Taylor, William H., - 


Putnam, Conn., 


I 




Terry, James, 


Hartford, Conn., 


— 


o 


Thompson, Slason, 


Chicago 111,, 


— 


I — 


Tracy, Dwight, 


Cambridge, Mass., - 


— 


I — 


Trinity College, 


Hartford, Conn.. 


— 


I — 


United States, - - - - - 


Washington, D. C, - 


25 


26 — 


University of Chicago, - - . . 


Chicago, 111., - 


2 


— — 


University of Cincinnati, 


Cincinnati, 0., - 


2 


4 — 


University of Colorado, 


Boulder, Col., - 


I 




University of Toulouse, 


Toulouse, France, 


I 


— — 


University of Wisconsin, 


Madison, Wis., 


— 


I — 


Vineland Historical Society, 


Vineland, N. J., 


— 


I 


— 


Wesleyan University, - - - - 


Middletown. Conn., - 


I 


2 


— 


Worcester Society of Antiquity, - 


Worcester, Mass., 


I 


— — 


W^oods, Henry E., 


Boston, Mass., - 


— 


I — 


W'oodward, Joseph G., 


Hartford, Conn., 


6 


— — 


Wright, E. M., 


Medford. Mass., 


I 


— — 


Wyoming Hist, and Geological Society, 


Wiikes-Barre. Pa., - 


I 


I — 


Yates, Edgar, 


Everett, Mass., 


— 


I — 


Yale University, 


New Haven, Conn., - 


o 


3 


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ANNUAL REPORT 



OF 



^pe Connecticut '^isiovicd ^ocid^ 



REPORTS AND PAPERS PRESENTED AT THE ANNUAL 
MEETING, MAY 20, lOOS 



ALSO A LIST OF OFFICERS AND MEMBERS AND 
OF DONATIONS FOR THE YEAR 




HARTFORD 

PUBLisirEn nv the society 
1908 



©fficcrs of t\]c Society. 



President. 

SAMUEL HART, Middletown. 

Vice-Presidents. 

JAM?:S J. GOODWIN. Hartford. 

SIMEON E. BALDWIN, - - New Haven. 

JONATHAN TRUMBULL, -' Norwich. 

MORRIS W. SEYMOUR, - - - - - - - Bridgeport. 

CARL STOECKEL, Norfolk. 

FRANK FARNSWORTH STARR, Middletown. 

ELLEN D. EARNED, - - - - - - - - Thompson. 

E. STEVENS HENRY, - Rockville. 

Recording Secretary. 

ALBERT C. BATES, Hartford. 

Corresponding Secretary. 

W. DeLOSS LOVE, Hartford. 

Treasurer. 

JOHN E. MORRIS, Hartford. 

Librarian. 

ALBERT C. BATES. Hartford. 

Auditor. 

EDGAR F. WATERMAN, ---..-. Hartford. 

Membership Committee. 

SAMUEL HART, ex officio, Middletown. 

JULIUS GAY, Farmington. 

HORACE E. MATHER, Hartford. 

JANE T. S^^TH,- Hartford. 

ALBERT C. BATES, Hartford. 

GEORGE S. GODARD. Hartford. 

SAMUEL TAYLOR, - - - Hartford. 

HARRY A. CASTLE, Plainville. 

Library Committee. 

SAMUEL HART, ^j«: ^/^rz^, Middletown. 

FRANCIS H. PARKER, - - Hartford. 

THOMAS S. WEAVER, ....... Hartford. 

J. COOLIDGE HILLS, Hartford. 

Publication Committee. 

SAMUEL HART, i'jTt'^a'^, Middletown. 

ALBERT C. BATES. Hartford. 

LEVERETT BELKNAP, Hartfokd. 

FORREST MORGAN. - - - - - - - - Hartford. 

Committee on Monthly Papers. 

P. H. WOODWARD, Hartfokd. 

FRANCIS PARSONS, Hartfokd. 

ARTHUR L. SHIPMAN. Haktf.^kd. 



HcsoIpc 3ncorporatincs 

Cbe donnccticut f^istorical Society. 

passcb IHaij, ^825; 2\cncruci) HTaij, I859; Clmciibct) ^^cbriiary, 1905. 



Resolved by this Assembly, That John Trumbull, Thomas C. Brownell, 
Timothy Pitkin, John S. Peters, William W. Ellsworth, Thomas Day, Thomas 
Robins, Daniel Burhans, Thomas Hubbard, Isaac Toucey, Nathaniel S. 
Wheaton, George Sumner, Roger M. Sherman, William T. Williams, Martin 
Wells, Joseph Battell, William Cooley, Thomas IT Gallaudet, Thomas S. 
Williams, Eli Todd, Walter Mitchell, George W. Doane, Samuel B. Woodward, 
S. H. Huntington, Samuel W. Dana, James Gould, Samuel A. Foote, Nathan 
Johnson, Hawley Olmstead, Benjamin Trumbull, John Hall and their asso- 
ciates and successors, be, and hereby are ordained, constituted and declared 
to be forever hereafter, a body corporate, by the name of The Connecticut 
Historical Society, and by that name, they, their associates and successors shall 
and may have perpetual succession; shall be capable of suing and being sued, 
pleading and being impleaded, and also to purchase, receive, hold and convey 
any estate, real or personal, to an amount not exceeding three hundred thou- 
sand dollars; and may have a common seal, and the same may alter at pleasure. 
may establish rules relative to the admission of future members; may ordain, 
establish, and put in execution such by-laws and regulations, not contrary to 
the provisions of this charter, or the laws of this State, as shall be deemed 
necessar)' for the government of said Corporation. 

The Governor of this State, the Lieutenant Governor, and the Judges of the 
Superior Court, shall be ex officio members of the Society. 

Said Corporation shall meet once a year for the choice of a President, \'ice- 
President, Corresponding Secretary, Recording Secretary, Treasurer, and such 
other officers as may be designated from time to time by the by-laws of the 
Society. 

The first meeting of the Society shall be holden at the State House in 
Hartford at such time as shall be designated by the Honorable John Trumbull, 
notice thereof being previously given in one or more newspapers printed in 
Hartford. 

Provided, nevertheless, that this act of incorporation shall be subject to be 
revoked or altered, at the pleasure of the General Assembly. 



3y=^iatr>5. 



ARTICLE I. MEMBERS. 

Section i. The Society shall consist of active, corresponding, and honorary 
members. Only active members shall be entitled to vote in any meeting of the 
Society. 

. Corresponding and honorary members shall be persons residing out of the 
State of Connecticut, and shall not be subject to any admission fee or dues. 

Honorary members shall be persons who may have rendered important public 
service to the State of Connecticut, or to the cause of historic inquiry, or litera- 
ture generally. 

Section 2. Every application for active membership shall be in» writing, 
signed by the applicant, shall be supported by the written recommendation 
of at least one active member residing in the State of Connecticut, and shall 
be accompanied by the admission fee of three dollars. Such applications must 
be made upon blank forms furnished by the Society and shall contain a brief 
personal sketch of the applicant. 

Every nomination for the election of corresponding or honorary members 
shall be based upon the application, in writing, of at least two active members, 
residing in the State of Connecticut, stating the reason for such nomination, 
and the qualifications of the persons proposed for membership. 

Section 3. No person shall be voted for as an active, corresponding, or 
honorary member until at least the meeting next succeeding the one at which 
his election is recommended by the Committee on Membership. 

Whenever a vote shall be taken on the admission of a member and there 
shall be found two ballots against his admission, the presiding officer shall 
declare the election postponed. At the next regular meeting, if the recom- 
mendation of the Committee on Membership shall be renewed, he may be 
admitted by the votes of two-thirds of the members present. 

Section 4. Active members shall pay as annual dues to the Society three 
dollars if they reside within the city of Hartford, and two dollars if they reside 
without said city. Any active member, not indebted to the Society for dues. 
may constitute himself a life member by paying at one time the sum of fifty 
dollars. 

The annual dues of members shall be payable in advance on the first day of 
May in each year. The payment of the annual dues shall constitute a condition 
of membership, and the neglect or refusal to pay the same for the period of six 
months after they become due shall be deemed a withdrawal from the Society. 

ARTICLE 11. OITTCKKS. 

Section i. The officers of the Society, to be elected at the annual meeting 
by ballot, and to hold their offices for one year and until others shall be chosen, 
shall be, a i'resident. not exceeding eight Vice-rresidents. a Recording ."sec- 
retary, a Corresponding Secretary, a Treasurer, an Auditor, a Committee on 



Membership to consist of seven members. Committees on the Library, on I'ub- 
lication, and on Monthly Papers, each to consist of three members. ()u\\- 
active members resident in the State of Connecticut shall be eligible to otricc. 

The preceding officers and the chairmen of the several committees shall 
constitute the Standing Committee of the Society. 

The presiding officer shall name the members of all special committees or- 
dered raised at any meeting. 

A Librarian and Cabinet Keeper shall be appointed by the Standing Com- 
mittee, whenever such appointment shall be deemed advisable. 

Section 2. The President shall be chairman of the Standing Committee, 
and a member of the Committees on Membership, the Library, and Publication; 
shall preside at all meetings of the Society and of the Standing Committee; and 
shall deliver or provide for an address at the annual meeting. 

The Recording Secretary shall call all meetings of the Society; shall have 
custody of the files, records, and seal of the Society; shall give notice to new 
members of their election, and furnish them certificates of membership; and 
shall keep an accurate journal of the transactions of the Society and of the 
Standing Committee. 

The Corresponding Secretary shall conduct the correspondence in behalf of 
the Society. 

The Treasurer shall receive the admission fees, and report the names of the 
persons paying the same to the Recording Secretary'; shall receive all other 
moneys due, and all donations or bequests, of money made to the Society; shall 
pay to. the order of the chairman of the Standing Committee such sums as may 
be required for the ordinary expenses of the Society and such as the Society or 
Standing Committee may otherwise direct to be paid; shall keep a true and 
faithful account of all moneys received and paid by him, and of the property 
and debts of the Society; and shall, at the annual meeting, render an audited 
statement thereof. 

The Librarian, under the direction of the Committee on the Library, shall 
arrange and have charge of all books, pamphlets, manuscripts, and other 
articles belonging to or deposited in the rooms of the Society; and shall, at the 
annual meeting of the Society, make a full report of his doings as Librarian 
during the past year, and of the condition of the Library, 

The Auditor shall, prior to the annual meeting, examine the books, accounts 
and financial statements of the Treasurer, and compare the same with the 
vouchers and securities in the Treasurer's hands and certify the result of such 
examination to the Society. 

Section 3.. The Committee on Membership shall consider all applications 
for membership, and shall report to the Society such applications as said Com- 
mittee may approve and recommend for admission. No applications for mem- 
bership shall be considered or acted upon by said Committee during a meeting 
of the Society. 

The Committee on the Library shall have the general oversight and manage- 
ment of the library, manuscripts and other collections belonging to or de- 
posited with the Society. Said Committee shall make purchases for the librar)* 
to such an amount as may be appropriated from time to time for the purpose. 

The Committee on Publication shall have the superintendence of all publi- 
cations ordered by the Society. They shall, from time to time, report to the 



Society respecting the selection and arrangement of such papers, from the 
library of the Society or other sources, as are most suitable for publication in 
volumes of the Society's Collections. 

The Committee on Monthly Papers shall provide for a paper to be read at 
each regular meeting of the Society. 

The Standing Committee shall act generally in behalf of the Society, and 
shall fill all vacancies in any offices until the next regular meeting of the Society. 
Any five members of this Committee may constitute a quorum for the transac- 
tion of business, and a notice for a meeting of the Society shall be deemed a 
notice for a meeting of this Committee. Special meetings of this Committee 
may be called by the Recording Secretary by direction of the President. 

ARTICLE III. MEETINGS. 

Section i. An annual meeting shall be held in the month of May, at such 
time as the Standing Committee shall appoint. 

A regular meeting shall be held on the first Tuesday evening of each month 
from October to May inclusive, unless otherwise ordered. 

Section 2. Special meetings shall be called by direction of the President, 
or, in his absence, on the application of three active members to the Recording 
Secretary. 

Notice of each meeting of the Society shall be sent by mail to each active 
member at least two days prior thereto. And at any meeting, duly called and 
notified, ten members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. 

article IV, donations and deposits. 

All donations to and deposits with the Society shall be entered in books kept 
for that purpose. 

No donations shall be exchanged or disposed of unless the Society have a 
duplicate of the same. 

All deposits left with the Society shall be carefully preserved, and may at 
any time be taken away by the depositor in person, or delivered on his written 
order. But every deposit which has not been so reclaimed or withdrawn shall, 
after the decease of the depositor, be entered as a donation, and be deemed the 
property of the Society; unless, at the time of making the deposit, other con- 
ditions shall have been prescribed by the depositor. 

article v. library. 

The rooms, with all books, manuscripts, pictures, and articles belonging 
to or deposited with the Society, shall be under the immediate charge of the 
Librarian, acting under the direction of the Committee on the Library. 

The library shall be opened for the inspection of the public, and the 
examination of books and manuscripts, and transcription therefrom, at such 
time, and on such conditions, as shall be prescribed by the Committee on the 
Librar)'; and no book or manuscript shall be taken from the rooms without a 
special vote of the Society, e.xcept by the Committee on Publication. 

article VI. pl'blicaitox fund. 
The legacy left to the Society by its late President, the Hon. Thomas Day. 
the avails of all life memberships, and all special donations and subscriptions 



which may be made thereto, shall constitute a Publication Fund, the income 
of which shall be applied, under the direction of the Committee on Publicarion. 
towards the expense of such publications as may be ordered by the Society. 

ARTICLE VII. ALTERATIONS. 

Any alteration of these by-laws shall be submitted to a regular meeting, held 
prior to that on which the vote on the same is taken. 



prcsibent's Ctbbrcss. 



r^i NEED NOT APOLOGIZE for the fact that my address consists 
^ for the most part of a general review of the past year of 
our Society's history; the matters of special interest, which 
show the progress of our work and the increased facilities that 
we can afford to our members and others, will be brought be- 
fore you presently in the report of our indefatigable Librarian. 



1 MEMBERSHIP, 

i 

I During the past 3-ear twenty-three active members have been 

I admitted by election, thirteen have resigned, and eleven have 

I died; the present number of active members is four hundred and 

j - five, of whom forty-five are members for life. One of our 

two honorary members, William Thomas Davis, the historian. 
of Phmiouth, ]\Iass., elected in 1890, died on the 3rd day of 
December last. One also of our corresponding members, Gen- 
j eral John Watts DePeyster, hL. D., of Xew York, elected 

I forty-five years ago, in 1863, died on the 6th day of May. 

i 1907- l^he full number of members is, therefore, four hun- 

j dred and seventeen; the number of those to wdiom we look for 

membership dues is but three hundred and sixty. As I said 
last 3xar, we ought to have, and it seems that we might not 
unreasonably expect to have, fi\'e hundred members making 
annual pa^-ments which can be applied to the current expenses 
of the Society. The Governor and the Lieutenant Governor 
of the State and the Judges of the Superior Coiirt are, by 
charter, members of the Society; their names have not cus- 
tomarily appeared on the list of members; but it is now pro- 
po.sed to insert them in their proper place as members tx oj/in'o. 

OBITUARY. 

The list of active members whose death has been recorded 
duriiig the past year is as follows: 

Miss Cakolinic K. Day, of Hartford, elected to membership 
in 1S95. ^^<^^^ 29 May 1907. 



Carlos C. Kimball, of Hartford, well known in insurance 
circles, admitted to membership in i8go, died, 13 June 1907. 

George H. Day, of Hartford, prominent in business and 
in municipal life, honored alike for his ability and his character, 
a member since 1891, died 21 November 1907. 

Charles Richard Burt, of Hartford, busied in insurance, 
admitted a member in 1903, died 30 November 1907. 

Philander Chase Royce, one of the best known of Hart- 
ford's active citizens. Secretary of the Hartford Insurance 
Company, whose membership dated from 1893, died i Decem- 
ber 1907. 

Ernest Cady, of Hartford, sometime Lieutenant Governor 
of the State, a member since 1893, died 16 February 1908. 

Joseph Gurley Woodward, of Hartford, active in finance, 
and constant in his interest in this Society, to which he was 
admitted in 1889 and which he served efficiently as chairman 
of its membership committee, died 5 ^larch 1908. 

Rev. James Boorman Davenport, of Hartford, admitted 
to membership in February, 1908, died on the nth day of the 
following month. 

Miss Katherine Burbank, highly esteemed in Hartford 
for her w^orth and work as a teacher, having been a member 
since 1891, died 3 April 190S. 

Walter Bulkley Hubbard, President of the Middlesex 
County National Bank in ^liddletow^n, a man of the highest 
integrity, who took an active part in the w^elfare of the com- 
munity, a member for the past three years, died 3 April 1908. 

Charles B. Whiting, of Hartford, interested in the work 
of the Society, as indeed in all matters which concerned the 
progress of affairs, elected to membership in 1887, died 11 
April 1908; 



meetings. 

We have held our eight monthly meetings, for which the 
Committee on Papers made arrangements as follows: 

In October, Chief Justice Simeon E. Baldwin read a paper 
on ''Connecticut in Pennsylvania." 

In November, Mr. George W. Ellis read a paper on "The 
Folly of Racial Prejudice." 



In December, Professor Raymond G. Gettell read a carefully 
prepared "History of Immigration to the United States." 

In January', Captain C. A. Q. Norton gave some "Reminis- 
cences of the Civil War. ' ' 

In February, Mr. Charles Guilford Woodward read a paper 
on "A Common Carrier of the South before and after the Civil 
War." 

In March, the Rev. Roscoe Nelson spoke on "The Trans- 
cendentalism of Emerson and others." 

In April, Major Charles H. Owen discussed "The Justice of 
the Mexican War." 

In May, Principal Charles H. Keyes showed the reason of 
"Spanish Failure in our owm Southwest." 

PUBLICATIONS. 

We have published during the past year an additional vol- 
ume of Collections, consisting of papers belonging to the 
earlier part of the Governorship of Jonathan Law% documents 
of real and varied importance. 

A report of no little interest and value has been presented 
by, the Committee appointed to take charge of the matter of 
Printing Ancient Vital Records; and it is expected that the 
first volume of the records examined and transcribed by them, 
under the terms of their appointment, will soon pass through 
the press. I refer you to the preliminary report of this Com- 
mittee presented last year, and recommend that its later 
report be printed in connection w^ith others presented at this 
meeting. The matter is of great importance and certain to 
attract general attention, and it is a gratification to us to 
know that it has been so well taken in hand. 

FINANCES AND FUNDS. 

The Treasurer's report, I am glad to say, will show that we 
have come to the end of the year with a balance to our credit. 
This, however, is not due to any improvement in our current 
receipts, but to the continued generosity of our first \'ice- 
President, who has added a large gift ($500) to his other and 
continued benefactions to the Society, and to a small supple- 
mentar}' sum given by another of our officers. Gratefull\- 
acknowledging this, I must add that it is not right to depentl 



upon gifts, and that we must devise some normal way of brini^- 
ing our receipts nearer to our expenditures; and this means 
increasing our receipts by about $500 per annum, as it would 
be practically impossible — and if at all possible, most undesir- 
able and discreditable — to diminish our expenditures. I am 
minded to repeat, in the form of a recommendation, a sugges- 
tion which I proposed last year: namely, that we ask of our 
members that those who can afford it will make a voluntary- 
increase of their annual fees, sa}' to the amount of ten dollars; 
and that those who do this be entered on the next printed roll 
as "contributing members' ' ; and perhaps it would be well to 
announce that such members shall be entitled to receive each a 
cop}' of any volume of Collections published during the 3-ear. 
It could be found in a year or tw^o whether this would bring 
us increased funds and also increased interest, and lead to a 
higher appreciation of the work done by the Society and to a 
wish to share in it even more fully. If this could be referred 
to the Standing Committee, with authority to act, I should hope 
for good results. 

I wish also to reconmiend that the report of the Recording- 
Secretary on the special funds of the Society, published with 
the reports of 1906, be referred anew to the Standing Com- 
mittee, with power to take such action in the matter as may 
seem best. 

With recognition of the service rendered by our Society to 
its members and the communit}-, and with the confident hope 
that it can prove itself of still greater service, we close the 
record of a quiet but efficient year. 

Samuel Hart, 

President. 



IS 



iibrarian's Keport 



Mr. President and Members of the Society. 

Q' IXTY-FOUR YEARS and five months ago this evening this 
Sk Society for the first time met in this room where we are 
now gathered. Gurdon \V. Russell, M. D., who was 
then a member retains his membership to-day and is a frequent 
visitor to the rooms, and he is perhaps the only person living 
who attended that meeting or the subsequent address delivered 
in the Center church by the Societ3''s president, the Hon. 
Thomas Day. During these 3^ears the Society has added 
largely to its membership, interest in it has grown, and its 
library and other collections have w^onderfully increased. It 
is, how^ever, still hampered by lack of permanent financial 
support sufficient for its needs. 

At our meeting of May 7, 1907, our Corresponding Secre- 
tary laid before the Society the following letter: 

74 Farmington Ave., Hartford, Conn., May i, 1907. 
Rev. William DeLoss Love, 

Corre. Sec. Connecticut Historical Society, 
Hartford, Conn. 
Dear Sir: 

Allow me to transmit through you to the Connecticut Historical 
Society, of which I have been for many years an interested member, 
an offer, the terms of which are as follows: 

I should be pleased to give the said Society one hundred and fifteen 
copies of the Boardman Genealogy (price Sio): fifty copies of the 
Boardman Ancestry (price $5); fifty copies of the Greenleaf Ancestry 
(price $3); and fifty copies of the Wethersfield Inscriptions (price $5) 
— the above volumes aggregating in value at the prices affixed one 
thousand eight hundred (i,Soo) dollars — this gift to be made on the 
following conditions; — 

First: That each and every volume shall be sold by the said Society, 
as demands may arise, at a price not less than that above specified. 
and that no copies be used in exchange. 

SeconJ: That the entire amount accruing from these sales be held 
by said Society and invested as a trust fund, and the income — and in- 
come only — be used in the purchase of genealogies and town histories. 



— u 

the preference being given to such volumes as may pertain to families 
treated in the above Boardman and Greenleaf ancestries. 

Upon due notice of the acceptance of this offer by the said Society, 
urider the conditions named, I am prepared to deliver the books speci- 
. fied. 

Yours truly, 

William F. J. Boardman. 

At the conclusion of the reading of Mr. Boardman 's letter 
Francis H. Parker offered the following resolution, which was 
unanimoush' adopted : 

Voted: That the gift to this Society b}- its honored member, 
William F. J. Boardman, of nearly three hundred volumes of 
his valuable genealogical publications be accepted upon the 
conditions embodied in the letter of gift, addressed to the Cor- 
responding Secretary of this Societ}', and that the moneys to 
be derived from the sale of said publications be kept in a sep- 
arate fund to be known as "The William F. J. Boardman 
Fund." 

Voted: That the Society gratefull}^ acknowledges its indebted- 
ness to Mr. Boardman for this noteworthy contribution to its 
permanent funds, and returns its thanks for this and main- 
previous tokens of his generous and enthusiastic devotion to 
its servdce. 

Voted: That the Corresponding Secretary^ send to Mr. Board- 
man a duly attested cop}- of this action of the Society-. 

Among valuable and interesting lots of books received by the 
Society may be mentioned, the various publications issued by 
the State and received through the Connecticut State Library, 
valuable United . States government publications from the 
government itself and from our Vice-President E. Stevens 
Henry, more than one hundred directories of various cities 
from the Hartford Printing Company, miscellaneous books 
from Mrs. Joseph R. Hawley, miscellaneous books and pam- 
phlets from Mrs. Daniel A. Markham. the musical collection (35 
volumes, 1 799-1 861) of Thomas Danforth Boardman formerly 
a singer in the First church in Hartford from his grandson 
Maj. Charles H. Owen, miscellaneous books and pamphlets 
from Arthur L. Shipman and miscellaneous pamphlets from 
Miss Lucy A. Brainard. Miss Brainard has also given numer- 
ous curios gathered during her travels and a number of inter- 
esting historical objects. 



Among other items of interest presented may be noted above 
seventy-five large photographs of Civil War scenes from Edgar 
T. Welles; Vital Records of Rhode Island, vol. i6, from the 
editor James N. Arnold; the completion of the name index to 
the first fifty volumes of the New England Register from our 
generous Vice-President James J. Goodwin; Hamilton's Itiner- 
arium being the record of a journey from Mar\'land to New 
Hampshire in 1744 by Dr. Alexander Hamilton from William 
I K. Bixby of St. Louis for whom the volume was printed; por- 

i trait in oil of Frederick Button Bolles founder of the Hartford 

'" Times, painted about 18 1 7, from his daughter ^Irs. Sarah Bolles 

i Watson of East Windsor Hill; Heralds of American Literature 

I relating in part to the "Hartford Wits" from the author ]Mrs. 

I Annie Russell Marble of Worcester, Mass. ; the first three vol- 

1 umes of Men of Mark in Connecticut from the publisher Will- 

J iam R. Goodspeed of Hartford; volumes three and four of E. 

•■ M. Avery's Histor>' of the United States from the publishers 

I Burrows Brothers of Cleveland, Ohio; bronze medal struck by 

act of U. S. Congress to commemorate the two hundredth an- 
! niversary of the birth of Benjamin Franklin from the American 

I Philosophical Society. 

I By purchase or exchange the following items were obtained: 

f broadside resolution of Congress April 1786 accepting a cession 

I of the "Western Reserve" from Connecticut with form of deed 

1 of cession; Address to the people of Connecticut, August 29, 

] 1804, regarding a new constitution; UaboU's Almanac for 1775. 

; the second of a series which has continued to the present time. 

Mrs. Mary Kellogg of 2vlilwaukee, Wis., has presented the 
*• autograph, photographic portrait, business card and a specimen 
of the early lithographic work of her late husband Daniel 
; Wright Kellogg, the first lithographer in Hartford. In con- 

1 nection with this gift the following facts were obtained. D. W. 

j Kellogg was born in Tolland, Conn., in 1807, and died in 1874 

in Wisconsin. He established himself in the lithographic bus- 
iness at no Main St., Hartford, about 1828-1830, and soon 
built up a flourishing business. Within a few years he took 
his brothers Edmund B. and Elijah C. into partnership under 
the name of D. W. Kellogg 6c Co., the firm name continuing 
thus until 1840. Daniel W. removed to Wisconsin in i83t->. 
Edmund B. was a printer and Elijah C. a steel engraver by 



trade. There was another brother Jarvis Griggs, also a steel 
engraver. Daniel W. is said to have been "the originator of 
the tintype, as he took fine ones years before any one ever heard 
of them, sending them to his friends as novelties, and freely 
instructing others. He also took very succes.sful pictures uii 
leather as well as fine ambrot3-pes, photos, etc." 

Fifteen volumes have come to hand during the year, of the 
great Victoria History of the Counties of England, the gift oi 
our first Vice-President James J. Goodwin. They are Berks 
(v. i), Derby (v. 2), Dorset (v. 2), Durham (v. 2), Essex (v. 
2), Gloucester (v. 2), Kent (v. i), Lancaster (v. 3), Leicester 
(v. i), Oxford (v. 2), Stafford (v. i), Suffolk (v. 2), Sussex 
(v. 2), Wanvick (v. 2), York (v. i). A total of forty-two 
volumes of this set has now been received. ; 

Ten eighteenth century Connecticut imprints of the following 
dates, not heretofore in our collection, have been acquired: 1775. 
[1780], 1791, 1794, 1795, [1796], 1797. 1799(2), iSoo. 

The addition of forty-two family genealogies brings our pres- j 

ent total to 1616. Those added are: Abbott, Allen, Barnes. ' 

Bartholomew (with Botsford and Winston), Beckwith, Board- 
man (ancestry), Capewell, Com.stock, Curtis, Dodge and 
Sheperd (ancestry), Dunham, Edson and Pinney (ancestry), 
Foote, Francis, Gorton, Greenleaf (ancestr}-}, Har\-ey (ances- 1 

try), Hill (and other), Huntington (reunion), Ingersoll. Ja- 
quett, Lane, Lindsay (association), Lobdell, Mead (index), 
Montague, Moulton, Ogden, Prindle, St. John, Shepard, Sher- 
man, Smith, Sturges, SA'monds, Thayer, Thompson, Tiffany. 
Watson, Whittemore and Clark (ancestry j, Whittlesey (with 
manuscript additions), Williams. 

The absence of any large gifts of pamphlets during the year 
has caused a considerable decrease in the number of accessions 
as compared with last year, although there is probably little it 
an}' decrease in the interest or value of the whole. Exclusive 
of manuscripts, which are noted elsewhere, the accessions for 
the year are by donation 519 volumes, 37S pamphlets and 12^^ 
miscellaneous; b\- purchase, including Book Fund and Hoadlcy 
Fund, 102 volumes and 29 pamphlets; by exchange nine volumes. 
1 2 pamphlets and three miscellaneous. The.se fonn a total of (\;o 
volumes, 419 pamphlets and 129 miscellaneous; or a grand total 
of 1 178 items. 



It is but a repetition of former reports to a^ain call attention 
to our crowded condition and the need of more room for the dis- 
play of our historical objects, for the shelving and storage of 
our books and for the proper arrangement and preservation of 
our historical manuscripts. But it may be hoped that the pres- 
ent conditions will be greatl}- improved upon the completion of 
the large and beautiful addition to the Athenreum building now 
being erected, and the rearrangement and reassignment of 
rooms in the present building. 

Through the sale of volumes of the Connecticut Colonial 
Records the Charles J. Hoadly Fund has been increased to 
$444. One set of books, three volumes, has been purchased 
during the year from the income of the fund. It is Wilkins 
Updike's Histor>' of the Episcopal Church in Narragansett, 
Rhode Island; a new edition edited by Rev. Daniel Goodwin 
and printed by D. B. Updike at the Merr^-mount Press. 

From the income of our Book Fund fifteen volumes have 
been purchased. They are: 

AbboU, L. A. Descendants of G. Abbott. 1906. (2 v.) 

Alexander, O, St. J. St. John genealogy. New York. 1907. 

Browne, G. W., ed. Early records of Derr)-field, N. H., v. 2. Man- 
chester. 1906. 

Cross, L. R. H. History of Northfield, N. H. Concord. 1905. 

Francis, C. E. Descendants of R. Francis. New Haven. 1906. 

Greene, F. B. History of Boothbay, Southport and Boothbay Harbor, 
Me. Portland. 1906. 

[Leonard, M. H.] MattapoiseU and Old Rochester, Mass. New York. 
[1907.] 

Manwaring, C. W. Digest of early Conn, probate records: Hartford 
district. Hartford. 1904-06. (3 v.) 

Montague, G. W. Montague genealogy. /Vmherst. 1SS6. 

Ripley, C. S. Ingersolls of Hampshire. Boston. 1S93. 

Stearns, E. S. History of Plymouth, N. H. Cambridge. 1906. (2 v.) 

Announcement has recently been received that under the 
will of the late Jane Goldthwaite the Society receives a bequest 
of the remainder of the edition of the Goldthwaite genealogy, 
the work of her sister Charlotte, some time a member of the 
Societ}', together with some other books and papers. The full 
extent of the gift is not yet known, but it probably includes 
above seventy copies of the Goldthwaite genealogy. 

The manuscripts received during the year are as follows: 



18 

Mrs, Josephine R. Baker, Dorchester, Mass. 

Minutes of the Tolland County Consociation, Oct. 2, 1821, Copy. 

Lucius B. Barbour, Hartford. 

Copies of the inscriptions from the following cemeteries: Windsor and 
Poquonock old, in Windsor; Vernon, Elmwood and Talcottville, in 
Vernon; Old Saybrook, Saybrook Point, Saybrook Junction and Win- 
throp in Old Saybrook; Essex private; Belknap in Bolton; Westbrook; 
Granby center. 

Charles F.Jenkins, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Commission to David Boardman. 1817, signed by O. Wolcott. 
Receipted bill, signed by Elihu Chauncey, for transporting saltpetre to 
make gunpowder. 

Mrs. Grace U. G. Markham, Hartford. 

Volume of sermon notes by Rev. S. J. Mills, 1785 and later. 

Mrs. Harriet L. Pitkin, Detroit, Mich. 

"Letters to His Sons," a volume of reflections and notes on persons and 
parties by Hon. Timothy Pitkin (b. 1766, d. 1847). 

William M. Newton, Springfield, Vt. 

Genealogical record of the Newton family of Barnard, Windsor Co., Vt., 
compiled by the donor. 

Francis Parsons, Hartford. 

Records of the Hartford Evangelical Tract Society, 1S16-1900. 

James Shepard, New Britain. 

Compilation of places and dates where and when Rev. Seth Hart officiated, 

1788 to iSoo. 
Many miscellaneous papers of the Hayden family of East Hartford and 

East W^indsor, about 1800 to 1850. 

Arthur L. Shipman, Hartford. 

Levi Nelson's missionary journal, June 17, 1803, to Sep. 11, iSii. 
"Original Deeds," early nineteenth century, principally Connecticut 

deeds, three volumes. 
Shipman family deeds and miscellaneous business papers, early nineteenth 

century, 200 documents. 

Mrs. Harry A. Smith, Hartford. 

Letters written to Nathan Starkweather about the family genealogy. 

Carl Stoeckel, Norfolk. 

Two elegant volumes containing letters relating to the "Correspondence 
of John Sedgwick, Major General," published by Mr. Stoeckel and 
formal acknowledgments for gifts of copies of that work. 

Mrs. D. B. Tiffany, IViustcd. 

Copy of the inscriptions from Barkhamsted Hollow cemetery. 



Edgar T. Welles, New York City. 

Old deeds, mostly of land in Hartford, about lOO. 

Political writings of Gideon Welles, probably prepared for newspaper 
publication. 

George F. Winslow, New Bedford, Mass. 

Letter from I. Toucey to J. H. Cummins, Dec. 29, 1S60. 

In addition to the above, two important deposits have been 
received from the Wadsworth Athenaeum of manuscripts pre- 
sented by J. Pierpont Morgan to that institution. They are: 

Fifty letters written by Col, Jeremiah Wadsworth to Gen. Nathaniel 
Greene, 1779-1785. These are beautifully inlaid and mounted ready 
for binding. 

Two volumes, interleaved and bound, of '* Trumbull-Silliman Letters,'' 
The.se include letters and memoranda written by John Trumbull the 
artist, and letters written to him and to Benjamin Silliraan, Sr. 

The number of readers differs but Httle from that of last 
year, the total since the last annual meeting being 3,644. 

The Society has secured the following publications relating 
to the celebrated trial in London of Elizabeth Canning, later of 
Wethersfield, which w^ere collected by our lately deceased mem- 
ber Joseph G. Woodward: 

The Case of Elizabeth Canning. [London. 1753,] (A broadside asking 
for contributions to defray the expense of prosecuting her abductors.) 

The Trial of Elizabeth Canning, spinster, • • • the 8th of May, 1754. 
London. [1754.] (The short-hand record of the trial, printed by 
authority.) 

An Address • • • from Sir Crisp Gascoyne, Knt. • • • relative to his 
conduct in the cases of Elizabeth Canning and Mary Squires, Lon- 
don. 1754. 

A letter from an unhappy young lady, now under confinement in Newgate. 
• • • London. 1754. 

Canning's farthing post. Containing the whole proceedings relating to her 
sufferings, • • • London. [1754.] (Containing full page woodcut 
portraits of Mary Squires and Elizabeth Canning (?),) 

The Last tryal and sentence of Elizabeth Canning. London. 1754. 
(With woodcut portrait of her on the title page.) 

Genuine and impartial memoirs of Elizabeth Canning • • • London. 1754. 

A Refutation of Sir Crisp Gascoyne's account of his conduct, in the cases 
of Elizabeth Canning and Mary Squire's. London, 1754, (Containing 
full page copper plate portraits of Elizabeth Canning and Mary Squires 
and view of Enfield Wash, 

The Story of Elizabeth Canning fairly considered by Dr. Hill. 1753. 
(Title page wanting,) 



A Physical account of the case of Elizabeth Canning by Dr. Dodd. (Title 

page wanting.) 
The Mystery of Elizabeth Canning by Courtney Kenny. London. 1S97. 

(A reprint from the Law Quarterly Review for October, 1S97.) 

At our November meeting a communication was read from 
Alfred B. Page of Boston, Mass., relative to "An Early Con- 
necticut Broadside," the first poetry printed in Connecticut, 
"On the Death of the very Learned, Pious and Excelling Ger- 
shom Bulkley Esq. M. D. Who had his Mortality swallowed 
up of Eife, December the Second, 17 13. /Etatis Suae 78." 
This was printed at New London by T. Green in 17 14. The 
author of these verses was Rev. John James, sometime settled 
minister at Haddam and Derby, Conn., and Brookfield, Ma.ss., 
and later a resident at Wethersfield, Conn. The communica- 
tion accompanied a photograph of the broadside from the 
unique original in the Boston Athenaeum library. 

As this elegy on Mr. Bulkley and an epitaph on Rev. 
Noadiah Russel.are all of Mr. James' w-ritings that have up to 
this time appeared in print, it may be of interest to print here 
another eleg}^ by him, from an ancient manuscript, perhaps in 
his handwriting, presented to the Society in 1893 by our Vice- 
President James J. Goodwin. 

On the Decease of the Religious & Honourable 
Jn^ Haynes Esq^ Who made his Exit off 
the Stage of this world: Nov — 17 13 

Strong rods for Scepters to bear Sway 

How w^ill Connecticutt display, 

If thus they go unto their grave. 

And w^e their Monuments but have, 

Inscrib'd whereon their Vertues are 1 

Twere better Such did in them Share, [ 

Who cant alass therewith compare, J 

Devout & Conscientious Haynes 

Under this Toomb Sleeps his Remains ! 

It would Assur'dly better Sound, ] 

His goodness could in all be found, > 

And that did circulate around. J • 

If such were heavens influence 

Then with his loss we could dispence. 

And deem Ourselves not So bereft, 



For one, were thousand Haynes's left. 
But among thousand oh how few 
Survive, that do his Steps pursue. 
And those hereatt who cry not Oh 
Are Unconcerned it is So. 
Let me mj- wishes on them Spend 
That they poor Souls may live & mend. 

Amen. Jn'' James. 
Brookfield Decemb' 7-1 7 13: 

The first volume of the papers and correspondence of Jona- 
than Law, governor of Connecticut from October 1741 to 
November 1750, which was noted in our last report as in press 
was issued last November and forms volume eleven of our 
series of Collections. It is an octavo cloth bound book of 426 
pages and includes a sketch of Gov. Law. The period covered 
by the documents in this volume is from November 1741 to 
July 1745. The documents printed in this volume number 
about 240, and with one or two exceptions are short; in which 
respect they differ from the previously issued Talcott Papers. 
More than two-thirds of the copy for the next volume of Law 
' Papers has already been prepared. 

The annual report of 43 pages issued in July contains the 
usual reports of officers and statistics relating to the Society. 

The Society has directed the preparation and publication of 

the twelfth volume of Collections. This volume will contain 

lists of Connecticut men who served in the Revolutionary War 

wdth, in the majority of cases, the name of the town from 

which eacii man came. The name of the town will in many 

instances serve to prove or disprove the identity of the soldier. 

Some rolls heretofore unpublished will also appear in the vol- 

\ ume. This volume will supplement the "Record of Connecti- 

; cut Men in the Revolution" published by the state in 1889 and 

1 the volume of "Rolls and Lists of Connecticut Men in the 

i Revolution" published in 1901 by this Society as the eighth 

I volume of its Collections. The work has recently been placed 

I in the press, but its actual issue is not anticipated until Jan- 

\ uary next. 

I The Committee on Printinsf Ancient \'ital Records, in ac- 

t cordance with the suggestions embodied in its report sub- 

I mitted in May of last year and printed in the last annual 



report, has asked for and received subscriptions for undertak- 
ing the work. As a result the vital statistics from the town 
records of Bolton and Vernon, formerly a part of Bolton, from 
1720 down to and including 185 1 have already been put in 
type and will be issued in a few weeks, as soon as the index 
can be prepared. The work of preparing the volume has 
been a labor of love on the part of the first two members of the 
committee, Lucius B. Barbour assisted by Homer W. Brainard. 
This volume is hoped to be the beginning of a series of similar 
volumes to be issued through the Society, with the desire that 
ultimately the earl}^ vital records of all the towns in the state 
may be preserv'ed through the printer's art. 
Respectfully submitted, 

A1.BERT C. Bates, 

Librarian. 



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26 c/^ 

INVESTMENTS 

HELD BY THE CONNECTICUT HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 



GENERAL FUND. 



Far Standing Market 

Value at Value 



5 shares Hartford National Bank, - - - $500 00 135 $675 00 

15 shares Phoenix National Bank, - - . 1,500 00 119 1,785 00 

16 shares City Bank, Hartford, - - - 1,600 00 92 1,472 00 
10 shares Pitts., Ft. Wayne & C. R. R. Co., - 1,000 00 163 1,630 00 
40 shares Atchison, Top. & Santa Fe R. R., - 4,000 00 90 3,600 00 
20 shares Southern Railway preferred, - - 2,00000 40 80000 
15 shares St. Louis & San Fran. R. R., ist pref., 1,500 00 52 780 00 

Cash on hand, ------ 4 92 — 4 92 



PUBLICATION FUND 

20 shares Clev. & Pitts. R. R. Co., - 

10 shares Union Pacific R. R. preferred, - 

10 shares Atchison, Top. & Santa Fe R. R., 

Deposit with the Society for Savings. 

Deposit with Charter Oak National Bank 







$10,746 92 


$1,000 00 


162 


$1,620 00 


1,000 00 


82 


820 00 


1,000 00 


90 


900 00 


4.553 S7 


— 


4,553 S7 


1,035 39 


— 


1,035 39 



5,929 26 



BOOK FUND. 

Deposit with the Society for Savings, - - $1,081 43 — $i,oSi 43 

CHARLES J. HOADLY FUND. 

Deposit with Mechanics Savings Bank, - - $445 09 — $445 09 

PERMANENT GENERAL FUND. 

Deposit with Mechanics Savings Bank, - - $103 02 — $103 02 

WILLIAM F. J. BOARDMAN FUND. 

Deposit with Mechanics Savings Bank, - - $82 iS — $82 iS 

ANCIENT VITAL RECORDS FUND. 

Deposit with Hartford Trust Company, - - $401 00 — $401 00 

John E. Morris, Treasurer. 
Hartford, May i, 190S. 



I have compared above statements of funds, and find securities in the hands 
of the Treasurer. 

Edgar F. Waterman. Auditor. 



Vilcmhcvs €x ®fficio< 



Governor of Connecticut. 
Woodruff, Rollin Simmons, New Haven, Jan. 9, 1907. 

Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut. 
Lake, Everett John, Hartford, Jan. 9, 1907.* 

Judges of the Supreme Court of Errors. 
Baldwin, Simeon Eben, New Haven, Feb. 2, 1893.* 
Hall, Frederic B., Bridgeport, April i, 1889. 
Prentice, Samuel O., Hartford, July i, 1889.* 
Thayer, John M.. Norwich, July 2, 18S9. 
Hammersley, William, Hartford, Feb. 16, 1893. 

Judges of the Superior Court. 
Robinson, Silas A., Middletown, Feb. 9, 1890. 
Wheeler, George W., Bridgeport, Feb. 28, 1893. 
Wheeler, Ralph, New London, March 14, 1893. 
Shumway, Milton x\., Danielson, Jan. 14, 1894. 
Roraback, Alberto T,, Canaan, Sep. 21, 1897. 
Gager, Edwin B., Derby, July i, 1901. 
Case, William S., Hartford, Oct. i, 1901. 
Reed, Joel H., Stafford Springs, Nov. 6, 1904. 
Curtis, Howard J., Stratford, Jan. 31, 1907. 

* Also an active member. 



CtctiDc 21Tembcrs. 



Those in Italics are Life Members. 

Adams, Benjamin, Brooklyn, N. Y., Jan. S, 1907, 
Allen, Mrs. Carrie White, Hartford, Nov. 4, 1902. 
Allen, DeWitt C, Hartford, May 2, 1905. 
Allen, Francis Burke, Hartford, Jan. 2, 1906. 
Allen, Normand Francis, Hartford, Nov. 4, 1902. 
Alton, Charles D., M. D., Hartford, Nov. 13. iSSS. 
Alvord, Samuel Morgan, Hartford, April 7. 1903. 
Ames, Charles L., Hartford, May 2, 1905. 
Andrews, Frank D., Vineland, N. J., Nov. 7, 1905. 
Andrews, James P., Hartford, May 23, 1905. 
Andrews, Myron Allen, West Hartford, Jan. 10, 1893. 



Atwood, Rev. Eugene F., Hartford, Dec. 3, 1889. 
Bacon, William Plumb, New Britain, March 4, 1902. 
Bailey, Frederic William, Worcester, Mass., March 3, 1890. 
Baker, Mrs. Josephine R., Dorchester, Mass., Nov. 13, 1894. 
Baldtuin, Simeon Eben, New Haven, April 4, 1899. 
Barbour, Lucius A., Hartford, April 6, 1886. 
Barbour, Lucius Barnes, Hartford, Feb. 6, 1906. 
Barnes, Trescott C, Barkhamsted, March 6, 1906. 
Barney, D. Newton, Farmington, May 23. 1905. 
Bates, Albert Carlos, Hartford, July 2, 18S9. 
Bates, Orrin W., Sterling, May 23, 1905. 

Baxter, James Phinney, Litt. D., Portland, Me., April 2, 1907. 
Beach, Charles Edward, West Hartford, March i, 1904. 
Beach, George Watson, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. ■• 
Beach, Mary EHzabeth, West Hartford, Oct. i, 1895. 
Beecher, Edward C, New Haven, Nov. 7, 1905. 
Belden, John H., Falls Village, May 2, 1905. 
Belknap, Leverett, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1892. 
Benjamin, Howard Williams, Hartford, March 5, 1907. 
Billings, Henr>- F., Hartford, May 23, 1905, 
Bingham, Edwin Henry, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1S93. 
Bissell, F. Clarence, Willimantic, Feb. 2, 1897. 
Blanchard, Joseph L., Hartford, March i, 1S92. 
Bliss, Mrs. Emily H. Loomis, Hartford, Jan. 4. 1900, 
Bliss, Frederick Spencer, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1905. 
Bliss, Francis E., Hartford, April 2, 1S95. 
Bliss, Walter, Hartford, April 2, 1895. 
Boardman, Thomas J., Hartford, March i, 1S92. 
Boardman, IVilliatii Francis Joseph, Hartford, May 29, 18S8. 
Boardman, William G., Hartford, March i, 1S92. 
Bond, 'Henry Richardson, New London, Dec. 4, 1894. 
Booth, Charles Edwin, New York, N. Y., April 4, 1905, 
Bowen, Clarence Winthrop, Woodstock, May 2, 18S2. 
Boyd, Edward Steele, Woodbur\% Feb. 5, 1901. 
►Brainard, Homer Worthington, Hartford, Nov. 13, 1S94. 
Brainard, Lzicy Abigail, Plartford. Feb. 4, 1S90. 
Brainard, Mrs. Mary Biilkeley, Hartford, March I, 1904, 
Brainard, Morgan Bulkeley, Hartford, Jan. 5, 1904. 
Brainard, Newton Case, Hartford, Jan. 5. 1904. 
Brandegee, Frank Bosworth, New London, May 23, 1905. 
Bridgtnan, Henry H., Norfolk. April 7, 1903. 
Briggs, Warren R., Stratford, April 7, 1903. 
Brinsmade, John Chapin, Wasiiington, Oct. 3, 1905. 
Brockett. Edward Judson. I'ast Orange, N. J., May i, 1906. 
Bronson, Elliott Birdsey, Winchester, Nov. 5, 1907. 
Brooks, Isaac W., Torrington, May 5, 1S91. 
Browne, John D., Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 
Buck, John Halsey, FLirtford, Jan. 4, 189S, 
Buck, John R,, Hartford. March 4. 1S90. 



Buell, Harley P., Colchester, May 2, 1905. 

Bulkeley\ Mrs. Fannie Briggs Houghton, Hartford, May I, 1894. 

Bulkeley, Morgan Gardner, Hartford, May I, 1S94. 

Bunce, Jonathan Brace, Hartford, May 26, 1S96. 

Burton, Mrs, Martha Whiting, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1S93. 

Calhoun; David Samuel, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Calhoun, Mrs. Eliza Scott, Hartford, Nov. 10, 1S96. 

Camp, Charles Lewis Nichols, New Haven, April 5, 1898. 

Camp, David N., New Britain, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Capen, J. Cleveland, Bloomfield, Feb. 4, 1902. 

Carter, Ho7vard IVilliston, Norfolk, May 6, 1890. 

Carey, Frank S., Hartford, May 7, 1907. 

Case, Erastus Ely, Windsor, Nov. i, 1904. 

Castle, Ernest Beecher, Brooklyn, N. Y., May 26, 1908. 

Castle, Harry Allen, Plainville, Feb. 6, 1894. 

Catlin, Abijah, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Catlin, William H., Meriden, Nov, 5, 1895. 

Champlin, William Hamilton, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1890. 

Chapin, Gilbert W., Hartford, March i, 1904. 

Chapin, Hermon W^. Pine Meadow, May 2, 1905. 

Chase, Warren D., Killingly, May 2, 1905. 

Cheney, Louis Richmond, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1895. 

Clark. Charles H., Milldale, Oct. 3, 1905. 

Clark, Charles Hopkins, Hartford, May 25, 1875. 

Clark, Mary, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1893. 

Clark, William B., Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Collins, Atwood, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Comstock, George, Bridgeport, Oct. 3, 1905. 

Cone, James Brewster, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1884. 

Converse, Alfred Woods, Windsor Locks, July 11, 1S93. 

Cooley, Charles P., Hartford, Jan. 3. 1899. 

Cooley, Francis Rexford, Hartford, May 3, 1892. 

Corbin, Mrs, Fannie Harrison, New Haven, Nov, 4, 1902. 

Cornwall, Edward E., iSL D., Brooklyn, N. Y., Nov. 7, 1905. 

Crofut, Mrs. Charlotte Phelps, Simsbury, March 6, 1906. 

Curtis, Mrs. Ella Coe Birdsey, Windsor, Dec. 4, 1S94. 

Curtis, George Munson, Meriden, Nov. 7, 1S99. 

Cutler, Ralph William, Hartford, April 4, 1893. 

Danforth, Ella, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1907. 

Davenport, Daniel, Bridgeport, Nov. 5, 1907. 

Davenport, Rev. John Gaylord, Waterbury, May 7, 1907. 

Davis, Frank O., Pomfret Center, May 23, 1905. 

Day, Edward ^L, Hartford, Dec. i, 1903. 

Deming, Lucius Parmenias, New Haven, Dec. 3, 1SS9. 

Dewey, Edward Watson, Hartford, May 7, 1907. 

Dexter, Franklin Boioditcli, New Haven, Nov. 7, 1SS2. 

Dickenson, Robert C, Hartford, April 2, 1907. 

Dickson, George Wentworth, Willimantic, Nov. 13, 1906. 

Down, Edwin A., Hartford, Dec. 3, 1907. 



Dunham, Isaac Watson, Hartford, May 23, 1905. 

Dutcher, George Matthew, Middletovvn, Nov. i, 1904. 

Eddy, Samuel A., Canaan, Dec. 4, 1906, 

Edwards, Stanley W., Granby, May 5, 1908. 

Eldridge, James W., Hartford, May 26, 1908. 

Elliot, Thomas O., Pomfret, Nov. 7, 1905. 

Ellis, George W., Hartford, Dec. 6, 1904. 

Ellsworth, Ernest Bradford, Hartford, May i, 1900. 

Elmore, Samuel Edward, Hartford, May 6, 1890. 

Ensign, Charles Sidney, Newton, Mass., Oct. 3, 1893. 

Ensign, Joseph Ralph, Sinisbury, Oct. i, 1S95. 

Ensign, Ralph Hart, Simsbury, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Farrand, Max, Stanford University, Cal., Feb. 5, 1901. 

Faxon, Mrs. Nellie A., Hartford, Oct. 2, 1894. 

Faxon, Walter C, Hartford, May 6, 1902. 

Fay, Gilbert Otis, Hartford, July 11, 1893. 

Felt, Levi Lincoln, Hartford, April i, 1890. 

Fenn, Edward Hart, Hartford, May 24, 1904. 

Fenn, John Roberts, West Hartford, Nov. 5, 1889. 

Fenn, Linus T., West Hartford, May 6, 1S90. 

Ferguson, Rev. Henry, Concord, N. H., June 3, 1884. 

Fitts, George Henry, Willimantic, Feb. 4, 1896. 

Forward, John Francis, Hartford, May 28, 1907. 

Fowler, Mrs. Sarah Brown, Guilford, Dec. 3, 1907. 

Fox, John O., Putnam, May 23, 1905. 

Freeman, Harrison B., Hartford, May 28, 1907. 

Freeman, Harrison, B., Jr., Hartford, May 28, 1907. 

Fuller, Horace S., M. D., Hartford, April 6, 1886. 

Galpin, Ruth, Berlin, May 28, 1907. 

Gammack, Rev. James, LL. D., West Hartford, Jan. 4, 1900. 

Gates, Andrew Frink, Hartford, May 28, 1907. 

Gay, Alice Maria, Hartford, March 3, 1896. 

Gay, Frank Butler, Hartford, Dec. 4, 1883. 

Gay. Julius, Farmington, Nov. i, 18S7. 

Geer, Curtis Manning, West Hartford, Nov. i, 1904. 

Geer, Everett Selden, Hartford, Oct. 7, 18S9. 

Genthe, Mrs. Martha Krug, Ph. D., Hartford, May 23, 1905. 

Gettell, Raymond Garfield, Hartford, March 3, 1908. 

Gilbert, Charles E., Hartford, Feb. 4, 1S90. 

Gladwin, Sidney Morse, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Gocher, William Henry, Hartford, Dec. 3, 1901. 

Godard, George S., Hartford, Nov. i, 1898. 

Goodman, Richard J., Hartford, March 6, 1906. 

Goodrich, Arthur L., Hartford, Oct. 3, 1905. 

Goodwin, Mrs. Alice Howland, Hartford, Nov. 10, 1896. 

Goodwin, Charles L., Hartford, April 2, 1907. 

Goodwin, Rev. Francis, Hartford, Dec. 12, 1S76. 

Goodwin, H. B., Elmwood, Nov. 7, 1905. 

Goodwin, James Junius, Hartford, Feb. i, 18S7. 



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-Goodwin, Joseph Olcott, East Hartford, June 7, 1887. 
•Grant, Ralph Morgan, East Windsor Hill, May i, 1906. 
; Griswold, Charles, Guilford, March 0, 1906. 

f Gross, Charles Edward, Hartford, July 2, 1889. 

Hall, Charles N., New Miiford, May 23, 1905, 
\ Hall, Mary, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

I Hall, William Hutchins, West Hartford, Oct, 3, 1905. 

^ Hamlin, L. Belle, Cincinnati, O., May 24, 1898. 

* Hammer, Alfred Emil, Branford, May 2, 1905. 

Hammond, George A., Putnam, Nov. 7, 1905. 
\ Hammond, Joseph Churchill, Jr., Rockville, Oct. 7, 1890. 

i Harriman, Rev. Frederick W., Windsor, Nov. 13. 1906. 

\ Harris, Mary Munson, Hartford, May 24, 1898. 

: Hart, Samuel, D. D., Middletown, July 6, 1S75. 

I Hathaway, Charles R., South Manchester, Dec. i, 1903. 

\ Havens, Francis Wayland, Hartford, Dec. 6, 1904. 

f Hayden, Nathaniel Warham, Windsor, Oct. 3, 1893. 

I Henney, William F., Hartford, May 7, 1907. 

I Henry, Edward Stevens, Rockville, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

f Hewins, Caroline Maria, Hartford, Feb. 2, 1S97. 

Hicks, Rev. Lewis W., Wellesley, Mass., Jan. 3, 1S99. 
\:- Hills, Jonas Coolidge, Hartford, May 26, 1885. 

\ Hillyer, Drayton, Hartford, May 6, 1890. 

I Hine, Charles Daniel, Hartford, May 2, 1905. 

Hitchcock, Henry Preston, Hartford, April i, 1890. 

Hoadley, George Edward, Hartford, Feb. 5, 1901. 

Holcombe, Mrs. Emily S. Goodwin, Hartford, May 6, 1902. 

Holmes, Mrs. Judith Bigelow, Winsted, April i, 1902. 

Hooker, Edward W., Hartford, Dec. 6, 1904. 

Hopson, William Fowler, New Haven, March i, 1904. 

Houston, Harry, New Haven, Oct. 3, 1905. 

Howard, Daniel, Windsor Locks, May 23, 1905. 

Howe, Harmon G., M. D., Hartford, Feb. 6, 1906. 

Hunger ford, Netvnian, Hartford, Nov. 7, 1S99. 

Huntington, Frederick J., Norwich, May 5, 1S96. 

Huntington, Robert W., Jr., Hartford, Jan. 3, 1899. 

Hyde, Ephraim Henry, Hartford, May 7, 1SS8. 

Hyde, William Waldo, Hartford, Jan. 6, 1S91. 

Isbell, Milton C, Ansonia, May 2, 1905. 

Isham, Norman Morrison, Providence, R. L, Nov. 13, 1906. 

Ives, Rev. Joel S., Meriden, Nov. 13, 1906. 

Jackson, Charles Eben, Middletown, June 29, 1S92. 

Johnson, William E., West Hartford, Nov. i, 1904. 

Judson, Stiles, Stratford, May 23, 1905. 

Kellogg, George Aaron, West Hartford, May i, 1906. 

Kendall, George Fitch, Suttield, May 23, 1905. 

Keyes, Charles Henry, Hartford, Oct. 3. 1905. 

Kibbe, James Allen, Warehouse Point, Dec. 3, 1S95. 

Kilbourn, Dwight Canfield, Litchfield, April 2, 1901. 



Knight, William Ward. M. D,, Hartford, Dec. 4, 1894. 

Lake, Everett John, Hartford, May 23, 1905. 

Larned, Ellen D., Thompson, Oct. 4. 1870. 

Lawrence, Charles TL, Hartford, Feb. 3, 1891. 

Lee, Henry, Bridgeport, Nov. 5, 1895. 

Lewis, John B., M. D., Hartford, July 2, 1889. 

Lincoln, Charles Z., Hartford, Nov. 11, 1890. 

Lines, H. W'ales, Meriden, Oct. 4, 1892. 

Little, Thomas, Hartford, Oct. 3, 1905. 

Lockwood, Luke Vincent, Riverside, Dec. 4, 1900. 

Loomis, Archie Harwood, Paris, France, March 7, 1893. 

Loomis, Thomas Hooker, Steuben ville, O., Oct. 2, igo6. 

Love, Rev. William DeLoss, Ph. D., Hartford, April 6, 1886. 

Lyman, Albert House, East Hartford, Jan. 8, 1907. 

Lyman, Theodore , Hartford, April 6, 1886. 

MacDonald. James H,, New Haven, Nov. i, 1904. 

MacDonald, Mrs. Mary L. B., Hartford, Dec. 4, 1S94. 

McKnight, Everett James. M. D., Hartford, May 23, 1905. 

McManus, James Hartford, Feb. 4, 1908. 

Maltbie, Theodore ^L, Granby, July 11, 1893. 

Marcy, Thomas Knowlton, AL D., Windsor, Feb. 2, 1S92. 

Markham, Ernest A., M. D., Durham, Dec. i, 1891. ■ 

Martin, Charles Townley, Hartford, Nov. 13, 1894. 

Marvin, Loren Pinckney Waldo, Hartford, Feb. 4, 1908. 

Mather, Horace E., Hartford, Dec. i, 1885. 

Maxwell, Francis Taylor, Rockville, June 29, 1892. 

Maxwell, Willia7n, Rockville, Dec. 4, 1894. 

Merrell, Charles Jesse, Hartford, May 26, 1908. 

Middlebrook, Louis Frank, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1907. 

"Mitchell, Asahel W., North Woodbury, May 2, 1905. 

Mitchell, Edwin Knox, Hartford, April 4, 1S99. 

Moore, Ethelbert Allen, New Britain, May 2, 1905. 

Morgan, Forrest, Hartford, May 4, 1886. 

Morley, Edward W., LL. D., West Hartford, March 5, 1907. 

Morris, John Emery, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1889. 

Morris, Mrs. Mar\' Pamelia, Piartford, April 4, 1905. 

Morse. Leonard, Hartford, May 28, 1907. 

Moseley, Mrs. Florence C, New Haven, Nov. 4, 1902. 

Moses, Theodore W., Norfolk, March 3, iqoS. 

Moulton, Mrs. Rachel White, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1902. 

Munson. Myron Andrews, West Hartford. Nov. 7, 1905. 

Naylor, James H., Hartford, Nov. 5, 1907. 

Newcomb, Mrs. Lydia Williams Bolles, New Haven, May 23, 1905. 

Nichols, James, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Noble, Charles Henry, New Milford, Nov. 7, 1905. 

Noble, John Bartlett, East Windsor, May 23, 1905. 

Northam, Charles H., Hartford, March 7, 1S93. 

Norton, Charles Augustus Quincy, Hartford, May 28, 1907. 

Norton, BVederick Calvin, Bristol, Oct. 3. 1905. 



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Norton, Frederick E., Hartford, Oct. 2, 1906. 

Olmsted, Fannie Maria, Hartford. Jan. 6, iSgi. 

Paine, James Monroe, Danieison, Nov. 7, 1905. 

Parker, Edwin Pond, D. D., Hartford, Nov. 3, 1891. , 

Parker, Francis Hubert, Hartford, April 6, 18S6. 

Parker, John M., Jr., Hartford, April 4, 1905. 

Parker, Samuel Eugene, Shelter Island, N, Y,, March 6, 1906. 

Parker, William D., Meriden, May 2, 1905. 

Parsons, Francis, Hartford, April 4, 1899. 

Patterson, Thomas H., Bristol, March 6, 1906. 

Pattison, Alexander T., Simsbury, May 2, 1905. 

Payne, Frederick Weller, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1907. 

Peck, Epaphroditus, Bristol, Jan. 4, 1898. 

Peck, John Hyde, West Hartford, Jan. 2, 1906. 

Persiani, Charles C, Plantsville, Oct. 3, 1905. 

Perkins, Arthur, Hartford, April 4, 1899. 

Perkins, J. De77iing, Litchfield, April i, 1890. 

Perkins, John Russell, Danbury, May 2, 1905. 

Perkins, Mrs. Mary P., Hartford, Jan. 4, 1898. 

Phelps, Antoinette Randolph, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1S93. 

Phelps, Charles, Rockville, Nov. i, 1904. 

Phelps, Charles Gustavus, Wallingford, Nov. 5, 1907. 

Phillips, Ebenezer Sanborn, Bridgeport, May 3, 1898. 

Phyfe, Robert Eston, Hartford, March 3, 1908. 

Pitkin, Albert Hastings, Hartford, Dec. 3, 1907. 

Pitkin, Mrs. Sarah L., Hartford, April i, 1890. 

Piatt, James Perr}', Meriden, Feb. 6, 1906. 

Potter, Rev. Rockwell Harmon, Hartford, April 2, 1901. 

Pratt, Edward Burt, Hartford, May 24, 1904. 

Pratt, Elias, M. D., Torrington, Nov. 7, 1899. 

Pratt, Lewellyn, D. D., Norwich, Nov. i, 18S7. 

Prentice, Samuel Oscar, Hartford, Feb. 6, 1S94. 

Preston, Miles Barber, Hartford, April 4, 1899. 

Prichard, Katharine A., W'aterbury, April i, 1902. 

Randall, Herbert, Hartford, April 7, 1903. 

Raymond, Mrs. Selah H., Hartford, Nov. i, 1904. 

Richards, Francis Henry, Hartford, July ii, 1S93. 

Ripley, Lewis W., Glastonbury, May 2, 1905. 

Risley, Mrs. Emoret Scott, Rockville, April 2, 1907. 

Robbins, Edward D., Wethersfield, June 5, 18S3. 

Roberts, George, Hartford. April 2, 1S95. 

Roberts, Henry, Hartford, May 5, 1891. 

Roberts, Martin Leonard, New Haven, Jan. 2, 1906. 

Robinson, John Trumbull, Hartford, May 27, 1903. 

Robinson, Lucius F., Hartford, Feb. 4, 1S90. 

Rogers, Ernest E., New London, April 6, 1S97. 

Root. John Gilbert, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Rudd, Malcolm Day, Lakeville, March 6, 1900. 

Russell, Gunlon Wailswort/i, M. D., Hartford, April 30, 1S40. 



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Sage, John Hall, Portland, Nov. 5, 1895. 
St. John, Howell Williams, Hartford, Nov. 3, 1891. 
Sanford, George Bliss, U. S. A., Litchfield, Nov. 13, 1894. 
Sattig, Gustave R., New Haven. May 28, 1907. 
Scott, Frederick Andrew, Terryville, May 28, 1907. 
Searls, Charles Edwin, Thompson, Nov. i, 1904. 
Seymour, Morris Woodruff, Bridgeport, March 3, 1891. 
Seymour, Rev. Storrs O.,- Litchfield, March, 3, 1891. 
Seymour, William O., Ridgefield, May 2, 1905. 
Sharpe, William Carvossa, Seymour, Dec. 2, 1SS4. 
Sheffield, Henry Curtis, Hartford, May i, 1906. 
Shelton, Henry Tweedy, Bridgeport, April 5, 1898. 
Shepard, James, New Britain, April 7, 1891. 
Shipman, Arthur L., Hartford, Nov. i, 1898. 
Simmons, William S., Central Village, May 2, 1905. 
Simpson, Samuel, Hartford, Nov. i, 1904. 
Skilton, DeWitt C, Hartford, Feb. 4, 1890. 
Smith, Frank George, Hartford, April 2, 1895. 
Smith, Mrs. Jane T., Hartford, April i, 1890. 
Smith, Lyndon Peck, Piermont, N. Y., Feb. 6, 1906. 
Spencer, Alfred, Jr., Hartford,. March 3, 190S. 
Spencer, Carnot O., Hartford, Nov, i, 1904. 
Spencer, Richard Pratt, Deep River, May 5, 1896. 
Sperry, Henry Marshall, liartford. May i, 1906. 
Sperry, Lewis, East Windsor Hill, May 28, 1907. 
Stadtmueller, Frank Hepp, Elmwood, Nov. 3, 1903. 
Stanton, Lewis Elliott, Hartford, May 6, 1879. 

Starr, Elsie Gertrude, Newington Junction, April 4, 1905. 

Starr, Frank Farnsworth, Middletown, Nov. 7, 1882. 

Stearns, Rev. Charles Cummings, Claremont, Cal., May 29, 18SS. 

Steele, Edward Lee, Hartford, May i, 1906. 

Stevens, Harold Warriner, Hartford, Nov. 4, 1902. 

Stillman, Henry A., Hartford, Feb. 3, 1891. 

Stoeckel, Carl, Norfolk, May 6. 1S90. 

Stoeckel, Mrs. Ellen Battell, Norfolk, March 3, 1896. 

Stone, Charles Greene, Hartford, April 2, 1895. 

Stone, George F., Hartford, Jan. 4, 1898. 

Storrs, Mrs. Mar)- R., Hartford, Nov, i, 1S92. 

Sumner, J. White, Bolton, Nov. i, 1904. 

Sugden, Frank Waldo, Hartford, May i, 1906. 

Swords, Joseph Forsyth, Sulphur, Ind. Ter., May 7, 1S95. 

Talcott, Charles Hooker, Hartford, May 27, 1903. 

Talcott, Hart. Hartford, Jan. 4, 19CK). 

Talcott, Mary Kingsbury, Hartford, April i, 1S90. 

Talcott, William Hanmer, Hartford, March 6, 1S94, 

Tallman, James Hazelton, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1S92, 

Taylor, Edwin P., Hartford, Dec. 3, 1907. 

Taylor. James Palmer, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1S9S. 

Taylor, John .\I., Hartford, Dec. 5. 1893. 



T 



• Taylor, Samuel, Hartford, Oct. 9, 18SS. 

I Terry, James, Hartford, May 19, 1868. 

I Thayer, George Burton, Hartford, April 2, 1895. 

^ Thompson, Arthur Ripley, Hartford, Dec. 3, 1901. 

\ Tillotson, Edward Svveetser, New York, N. Y., Feb. 5, 1901. 

I Tracy, Cornelius, Waterbury, May 2, 1905. 

: Tracy, Dwight, Cambridge, Mass., May i, 1906. 

f Tracy, Emma Louise, Newport, R. I., Nov. 5, 1895. 

; Trumbull, Jonathan, Norwich, Feb, 3, 1891. 

; Tidier, Mrs. Ellen Hall, Hartford, May 3, 1903. 

'■■ Ttiller, Mabel Champion, Hartford, Nov, 4, 1902. 

( Turnbull, Thomas, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1892. 

Turnbull, Thomas, Jr., M. D., Allegheny, Pa., Nov, 3, 1891. 
■ Twichell, Rev. Joseph Hopkins, Hartford, Feb, 5, 1889, 

I Twitchell, Willis I., Hartford, Jan. 10, 1893. 

\ Tyler, Rollin Usher, Tylerville, Nov, 4, 1902. 

i Upham, Charles LesHe, Meriden, May 26, 1896, 

;• Upson, Lyman Allyn, Thompsonville, July 11, 1893. 

Van Alstyne, Lawrence, Sharon, March 5, 1895, 

Vaill, Joseph H., Winsted, May 23, 1905. 

Wadsworth, Herbert Clinton, Hartford, May i, 1900. 

Walker, Williston, S. T. D., New Haven, Oct. 6, 1891/ 
I Warner, Donald T., Salisbury, Feb, 4, 1S90, 

Washburn, Albert L., Hartford, March 6, 1906, 

Waterman, Edgar Francis, Hartford, Nov. 3, 1903. 

W^eaver, Thomas Snell, Hartford, May 3, 1892. 

Webb, Rodolphus L., Mystic, March 3, 1896. 

Welles, Charles Thomas, Hartford, Nov, i, 1S92. 

Welles, Edgar Thaddeus, New York, N. Y'., Dec. 2, 1894. 

Welles, Edwin Stanley, Newington, Nov. 5, 1895. 

Wells, Charles T., Hartford, Jan, 5, 1892. 

Whaples, Meigs Heywood, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1S89, 

White, Herbert Humphrey, Hartford, Jan, 5, 1S97. 

Whitmore, Mrs, Harriet Eliza Goulden, Hartford, Feb, 4, 1902. 
'^ Whittlesey, Granville, Danbury, May 7, 1901. 

Wiard, Albert Lyman, New Britain, Dec, 3, 1907, 

Wilcox, Edward P., West Winsted, Nov, 4, 1902, 

Willard, James Le Baron, Brooklyn, N, Y,, May 23, 1905. 

Willard, Samuel Porter, Colchester, May 2, 1905. 

Williams, Frank Backus, Hartford, May 28, 1907. 

Williams, George Clinton Fairchild, Hartford, Nov. 7, 1905. 

Willis, Mrs. Mar}- Carter Hawley, Litchfield, Nov, 6, 1905. 

Woodruff, George M., Litchfield, April i, 1S90, 

Woodward, Charles Guilford, Hartford, May 27, 1903. 

Woodward, P, Henry, Hartford, May 17, 1S64, 

Woodward, Richard Warham, New Haven, Nov. 13, 1SS8. 

Woodward, Mrs. Sarah Cazneau Day, New Haven. Oct, 7. 1S90. 

Worcester, Edward Strong, Norwich, May i, 1900. 



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Wright, Asahel Johnson, Hartford, Nov. i, 1904. 
Wright, Fayette Lawson, Pomfret Center, May 2, 1905. 
Wright, Rev. Otis Olney, Sandy Hook, Nov. 7, 1905. 



honorary 21Tember. 



Hall, Hubert. F. S. A., London, Eng., Oct. 2, 1900. 



(£orrc5pon6tng ITlcmhcvs 



Abbe, Prof. Cleveland, Washington, D. C, Dec. i, 1896. 

Allen, Francis Olcott, Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 2, 1902. 

Andrews, Charles M., Ph. D., Bryn Mawr, Pa., Jan. 5, 1897. 

Brock, Robert A., Richmond, Va., March 2, 1SS6. 

Green, Samuel A., M. D., LL. D., Boston, Mass., Nov. 9, 1S80. 

Isham, Charles, New York, N. Y., Feb. 4, 1S90. 

Johnston, Henry P., New York, N. Y., Jan. 4, 1887. 

Sheldon, George, Boston, Mass., July 2, 1SS9. 

Stiles, Henry Reed, M. D., Hill View, N. Y., April S, 1S84. 

Treat, John Harvey, Lawrence, Mass., June 7, 1S87. 

Winslow, Rev. William Copley, D. D., LL. D., Boston, Mass., Nov. 13, 1S94. 



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Donations. 











r 




Names. 




Residences. 


1 

1 




1 


yttna National Bank, - 




Hartord, Conn., 


I 






American Antiquarian Society, 


- 


Worcester. Mass., 


2 




— 


American Philosophical Society, 


- 


Philadelphia, Pa., - 


I 


— 


I 


Ancient and Honorable Artillery Co., - 


Boston, Mass., - 


2 


— 


— 


Andrews, Charles M., - 


. 


Baltimore, Md., 


— 


I 


— 


Arnold, James N., 


- 


Providence, R. I., 


I 


I 


— 


Atkinson, Mrs. Margaret L.. 


- 




— 


I 


— 


Atwell, George C, 


- 


New Britain, Conn., - 


I 


— 


— 


Bacon, William P., 


- 


New Britain, Conn., - 


1 


— 


— 


Barnes, Trescott C, - 


. 


Pleasant Valley, Conn, 




I 


— 


Bates, Albert C, - 


_ 


Hartford, Conn., 


7 


T5 




Beckwith, A. C, - 


_ 


Elkhorn, Wis., - 




I 




Beckwith, A. C. and E. S., - 


_ 


Elkhorn. Wis., - 


— 


I 




Berkeley Divinity School, 


- . - 


Middletown, Conn., - 


— 


1 


— 


Bissell, F. Clarence, 


- 


Willimantic, Conn.,' - 


I 


— 


— 


Bixby, William K., 


. 


St. Louis, Mo., 


I 


— 


— 


Boardman, William F. J., 


- . . 


Hartford, Conn., 


2 


— 


— 


Bolton, Charles E., 


- 


East Cleveland, 0., - 


I 


— 


— 


Booth, Charles E., 


_ 


New York, N. Y., - 


1 


— 


— 


Boston, City of, - 


. 


Boston, Mass., - 


I 


- 


_ 


Brainard, Homer W., - 


. 


Hartford, Conn., 


I 


I 


— 


Brainard, Lucy A., 


_ 


Hartford, Conn., 


I 


— 


— 


Brainard, Newton C, - 


. 


Hartford, Conn., 





I 


— 


^Brientnall, R. Herber, - 


_ 


Trenton, N. J., " - 


I 


— 




'Brown University. 


_ 


Providence, R. L, 


I 




— 


Bulkeley. Morgan G., - 


- 


Hartford, Conn., 


6 


— 


— 


Bunker Hill Monument Association, 


Boston. Mass., - 


I 


— 


— 


Burrows Brothers. 


_ 


Cleveland, O., - 


2 


— — 


Cambridge Historical Society, 


- 


Cambridge, Mass., - 


I 


— 


— 


Canadian Government, - 


. 


Ottawa, Can., - 


I 




— 


Capewell, Clarence L., - 


. 


Baltimore. Md., 


— 


I 


— 


Chicago Historical Society, - 


. 


Chicago, 111., - 


— 


5 


— 


City Registry Department, - 


. 


Boston. Mass., - 


I 




Clark, J. C. L., - 


. 


Lancaster, Mass., 


— 


r — 


Connecticut, State of, - 


. 


Hartford, Conn., 


26 


14 4 


Conn. Academy of Arts and Sciences, - 


New Haven, Conn., - 


I 




Connecticut State Board of Education, - 


Hartford, Conn., 




5 


— 


Connecticut Society of Colonial 


Dames, 


New Haven, Conn., - 


I 


_1 


' 


Connecticut Society D.-A. R.. 


. 


Hartford, Conn., 




I 


— 


Connecticut Valley Historical Society, - 


Springfield, Mass., - 


I 


— . — 


Coxe, Macgrane. . - . 


. 


New York. N. Y.. - 


I 


— — 


Curtis, Ceorge M.. 


. . 


Meriden, Conn.. 


I 


— 


— 



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Names. 



Daboll, L. E., 

Dartmouth Medical School, - 

Daughters of the Cincinnati, 

Davenport, Daniel, . . . . 

Davis, Gherardi, - - - - . 

Day, Edward M., 

Dexter, Lemuel Le B., - 

Diocese of Connecticut, - - 

Diocese of New Jersey, 

Diocese of Vermont, - - - . 

Dyer, Mrs. Daniel T., - 

Essex Institute, - - . . . 

Fairmount Park Art Association, - 

Fenn, E. Hart, - - - . . 

Fitchburg, City of. - - - ■ 

Free Public Library, - . - . 

Geer, Everett S., - 

Genthe, Mrs. Martha K., - 

Geological Survey of Canada, 

Gilbert, E. PL, - 

Gilman, William C, - 

Goodspeed, William R,, 

Goodwin, Francis, . . _ , 

Goodwin, James J,, 

Grant, James, . . . - , 

Green, Samuel A.. 

Griffin, Martin I. J., - 

Hart, Samuel, . . . . . 

Hart, W. O., - - - 

Hartford Hospital, . . . , 

Hartford Printing Co., - 

Hartford Theological Seminary, - 

Harvard University, - - . . 

Hawley, Mrs. Joseph R., - 

Henry, E. Stevens, . . . . 

Hill. Uriah, Jr., - - - . . 

Histor. & Philosophical Society of Ohio, 

Hoadley. George E., - 

Hooker, Estate of Isabella Beecher. 

Huntington, R. Thomas, 

Ives, Joel S., - - - 

Jewell. Mrs. Charles, - - - . 

Jewett. Kate F,, - 

John Crearer Library, - - - 

Kellogg, Mrs. Mary, 

Kongl. Vit. Hist, and Antiq. Aked., 

Lake Mohonk Conference, - 

Leiter, Mrs. Mary S., - 

Leland Stanford Jr. University, - 

Lewis, George F., - - - 



Residences. 



New London, Conn., 
Hanover, N. H., 
New York, N. Y., - 
Bridgeport. Conn., - 
New York,' N. Y., - 
Hartford, Conn., 
Mattapoisett, Mass., - 
Windsor, Conn., 
Somerville, N. J., 
Brandon, Vt., - 
Collinsville, Conn., - 
Salem, Mass.. - 
Philadelphia, Pa , 
Wethersfield, Conn., 
Fitchburg, Mass., 
Jacksonville, Fla., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Ottawa, Can., - 
Ware. Mass., - 
Norwich, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Boston, Mass., - 
Philadelphia, Pa., - 
Middletown, Conn , - 
New Orleans, La., - 
Hartford, Conn., 
Hartford. Conn., 
Hartford, Conn.. 
Cambridge. Mass.. - 
Hartford. Conn., 
Rockville, Conn.. 
PeekskiU. N. Y., 
Cincinnati. O., - 
Hartford, Conn.. 
Hartford, Conn.. 
Hartford, Conn., 
Meriden, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 
North Lyme. Conn.. 
Chicago, 111., - 
Milwaukee, Wis . 
Stockholm. Sweden. - 
Lake Mohonk, N. V.. 
Washington. D. C, - 
Stanford. Cal., - 
Collinsville, Conn., - 



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Names, 


Residences. 




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Library of Congress, - - . - 


i 
Washington, D. C, - i 7 


I 


Loomis, Thomas H., - 


Steubenville. O., - 1 — 


— 


I 


Ludington, Charles H., 


New York, N. Y., - i 


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Lytle, John J., 


Philadelphia, Pa., - | — 


I 


— 


Maine Historical Society, 


Portland, Me., - - ' 2 


I 


— 


Marble, Mrs. Annie R., 


Worcester, Mass., - ; i 


— 


— 


Markham, Mrs. Daniel A., - 


Hartford, Conn., - ; 22 


65 


— 


Markham, Ernest A,. - 


Durham, Conn., - 1 — 


I 


— 


Maryland Historical Society, 


Baltimore, Md., - ! . 2 


— 


— 


Massachusetts Historical Society, - 


Boston, Mass., - - i i 




— 


Massachusetts Society S. A. R., - 


Boston, Mass., - - 1 ^ 




— 


Matthews, Albert, - . . . 


Boston, Mass., - - 1 i 





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Mead, Spencer P., 


New York, N. Y., - — 


I 





Merchantile Library Association, - 


St. Louis, Mo., - — 


T 


— 


Merchants Association, - . - 


New York, N. Y., - — 


I 


— 


Michigan Pioneer & Historical Society, 


Lansing, Mich., - i 1 






Missouri Historical Society, - 


St. Louis, Mo., - ; — 


I 


— 


Morris, Edward B., 


Hartford, Conn., 




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Museum of Fine Arts, - - 


Boston, Mass., - 


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Munson, Myron A., - 


West Hartford, Conn., — 


I 


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National Museum, .... 


Rio Janero, Braz., - ; i 







Neifert, William W., - 


Hartford, Conn., - 1 i 


6 





Newberry Library, .... 


Chicago, 111., - - i — 


2 


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New Britain Institute, .- 


New Britain, Conn., | — 


I 





New England Hist. -Gen. Society. 


Boston, Mass., - - 1 i 


2 


— 


New Hampshire State Library, 


Concord, N. H., - i 


— 


— 


New Haven Colony Historical Society, 


New Haven, Conn., - — 





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New Jersey Historical Society, 


Newark, N. J., - 4 


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New Milford Bicentennial Committee, - 


New Milford, Conn.. i 


— 


— 


New York Gen. and Biog. Society, 


New York, N. Y., - i 


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— 


New York Historical Society, 


New York, N. Y., - 2 


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New York Public Library, - 


New York, N. Y., r 


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— 


Nova Scotia Government, 


Halifax, N. S., - - — 


I 


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Numismatic and Antiquarian Society, - 


Philadelphia. Pa., - ! i 


— 


— 


Ohio Arch, and Historical Society, 


Columbus, 0., - - , I 


— 


— 


Ojeda. Luis T., 


Santiago, Chile, - i — 


I 


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Oklahoma Historical Society, 


Oklahoma City, Okl., - 





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Old Northwest Genealogical Society, - 


Columbus, 0.,, - - I 


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Olmsted, Fannie L., - - -' - 


Hartford, Conn., - i 


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— 


Ontario Historical Society, - 


Toronto, Can., - - i 


I 


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Owen, Charles H., 


Hartford, Conn., -53 — 


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Paltsits, Victor H., 


Albany, X. Y., - i — 1 


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Parmele, George L., - 


Hartford. Conn., - ! 7 — 


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Patrick, Lewis S., 


Marianette, Wis., . - — r 


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Phelps, Oscar A., 


Hartford, Conn., - i . .■; 


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Pinnev, Mrs. Maria W., 


Derby, Conn., - - i — 





Pond, Sarah A. W., - 


Bristol, Conn., - - — i 


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Powell, Mrs. Jeannette IL, - 


Port Jetlerson, N. Y.. — — 


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Princeton University, .... 


Princeton; N. J., i 2 





Public Library, 


Cincinnati, 0., - 


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Public Museum, - - - . 

Randall, Herbert, 

Reynolds Family Association, 

Royal Historical Society, 

Royal Society of Canada, 

Sage, John H., - 

St. Louis Public Library, 

Saint Nicholas Society of New York, 

Schenectady County Historical Society, 

Sears, late Edward H., 

Sellers, Edwin J., - 

Shepard, James, - - - . 

Shepard, Mr. and Mrs. James, 

Shipman, Arthur L., - 

Simonds, Robert H., - 

Smith, Eddy H., - - . - 

Smith, Mrs. lane T., - 

Smith, Julia W. G., - 

Smithsonian Institution, 

Society of Colonial Wars, 

Southern New England Telephone Co. 

Spencer, Jane, - . - _ 

Starr, E. C. 

State Board of Arbitration, - 

State Experiment Station, 

State Historical Association, 

State Historical Society, 

State Historical Society, 

State Historical Society, 

State Historical Society, 

State Historical Society, 

State Historical Society, 

Swedish American Historical Society, 

Syracuse Public Library, 

Talcott, Mary K., 

Tilley, R. Hammett, - 

Tillotson, Edward S., - 

Tomlinson, Charles, ... 

Towle Manufacturing Co., - 

Treat, John H., - 

Trinity College, . . . - 

United States, - - - ' - 

University of Chicago, ... 

University of Cincinnati, 

University of Illinois, ... 

University of Missouri, 

University of North Carolina, 

University of Texas, 

University of Toulouse, 

Vermont Historical Society, - 



Residences. 



Milwaukee, Wis., 
Hartford, Conn.," 
Philadelphia, Pa., • 
London, Eng., - 
Ottawa, Can., - 
Portland, Conn., 
St. Louis, Mo., 
New York, N. Y., 

Collinsville, Conn., • 
Philadelphia, Pa., 
New Britain, Conn., 
New Britain, Conn., ■ 
Hartford, Conn., 
Warehouse P't, Conn. 
Farmington, Conn., • 
Hartford, Conn., 
Toledo, O., 
Washington. D. C, 
New York, N. Y., 
New Haven, Conn., 
Burnside, Conn., 
Cornwall, Conn., 
Springfield, 111., 
Baton Rouge, La., 
Fort Edward, N. Y.. 
Springfield, 111., 
Iowa, City, Iowa, 
Topeka, Kan., - 
Columbia, Mo., 
Lincoln, Xeb., - 
: Madison. Wis., - 
i Chicago, 111., 
i Syracuse, N. Y., 
j Hartford, Conn., 
! Providence, R. L, 
j Wethersfield, Conn., 
i Hartford, Conn., 
j Newburyport, Mass., 

Lawrence, Mass., 
I Hartford, Conn., 
i Washington, D. C, 
j Chicago. 111., - 
I Cincinnati. O., - 
I Urbana, 111.. - 
I Columbia, Mo., 
Chapel Hill, X. C. 
Austin, Tex., - 
Toulouse. France. 
Montpelier, V't., 



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Virginia State Library, - - - - 


Richmond, Va., 


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Warren, E. J., 


Collinsville, Conn., - 




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Washington University State Hist. Soc'y, 


Seattle, Wash.. - 


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Watson, Mrs. Sarah Holies. - 


E.Windsor Hill. Conn. 







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Welles, Edgar T., 


New York. N. Y., - 


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Welles, Edwin Stanley, 


Newington, Conn., - 


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Wesleyan University, - . - . 


Middletown, Conn., - 


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Western Reserve Historical Society, 


Cleveland, 0., - 


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Wheeler, Laura, 


Sharon, Conn., - 


2 


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Whittemore, Henry, - - - . 


Brooklyn. N. Y., 


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Woods, Henry E., 


Boston, Mass., - 





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Wright, Ella F., 


Waterbury, Conn., - 


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Wright. Otis, 0., .... 


Sandy Hook, Conn., 


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Wyoming Hist. & Geological Society, - 


Wilkes-Barre, Pa., - 


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Yale University, 


New Haven, Conn., - 


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ANNUAL REPORT 



OF 



Cpe Connecticut '^istoxicat ^odd^ 



REPORTS AND PAPERS PRESENTED AT THE ANNUAL 
MEETING, MAY 25, 1909 



ALSO A LIST OF OFFICERS AND MEMBERS AND 
OF DONATIONS FOR THE YEAR 




HARTFORD 

PUBLISHED BY THE SOCIJ. lY 

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0jficcrs of tl]c Soctcti). 



President. 

SAMUEL HART, Middletowx. 

Vice-Presidents. 

JAMES J. GOODWIN, Hartford. 

SIMEON E. BALDWIN, --.-.. New Haven. 

JONATHAN TRUMBULL, ------ Norwich. 

MORRIS W. SEYMOUR, - - - - - - Bridgeport. 

CARL STOECKEL, - Norfolk. 

FRANK FARNSWORTH STARR, - - - - Middi^etown. 

ELLEN D. EARNED, ------- Thompson. 

E. STEVENS HENRY, - - Rockville. 

Recording Secretary. 

ALBERT C. BATES, Hartford. 

Corresponding Secretary. 

W. DeLOSS LOVE, - Hartford. 

Treasurer. 

JOHN E. MORRIS, Hartford. 

Librarian. 

ALBERT C. BATES, - - - - - - - Hartford. 

Auditor. 

EDGAR F. WATERMAN, Hartford. 

Membership Committee. 

SAMUEL HART, e:t: officio, Middletown. 

JULIUS GAY, ------... Farmington. 

JANE T. SMITH, -------- Hartford. 

ALBERT C. BATES, - Hartford. 

GEORGP: S. GODARD, Hartford. 

HENRY A. CASTLE, ------- Plainvili.e. 

EDWIN P. TAYLOR, Hartford. 

ASAHEL J. WRIGHT, Hartford. 

Library Committee. 

SAMUEL HART, ex officio, Middletown. 

FRANCIS H. PARKER, Hartford. 

THOMAS S. WEAVER, ------ Hartford. 

J. COOLIDGE HILLS, - - - - - - - Hartford. 

Publication Committee. 

SAMUE:L HART, ex officio, Middi.etown. 

ALBERT C. BATES, - - Hartford. 

LEVERETT BELKNAP, Hartfokp. 

FORREST MORGAN, Hartford. 

Committee on Monthly Papers. 

FRANCIS PARSONS, Hartford. 

ARTHUR L. SHIP^LVN, Hartford. 

CHARLES G. WOODWARD, Hartford. 



Hesolre 3ncor]:orattiiy 

Che donnecticut f^istorical Society 

passeb Vdaij, 1825; Hencipcb Hlay, 1859; 
Clmcnbcb February, \905. 



/Resolved by this Assembly, That John Trumbull, Thomas C. Brownell, 
Timothy Pitkin, John S. Peters, William W. Ellsworth, Thomas Day, 
Thomas Robins, Daniel Burhans, Thomas Hubbard, Isaac Toucey, Na- 
thaniel S. Wheaton, George Sunmer, Roger M. Sherman, William T. 
Williams, Martin Wells, Joseph Battell, William Cooley, Thomas H. 
Gallaudet, Thomas S. Williams, Eli Todd, Walter Mitchell, George W. 
Doane, Samuel B. Woodward, S. H. Huntington, Samuel W. Dana, 
James Gould, Sanmel A. Foote^ Nathan Johnson, Hawley Olmsted, 
Benjamin Trumbull, John Hall, and their associates and successors, be, 
and hereby are ordained, constituted and declared to be forever here- 
after, a body corporate, by the name of The Connecticut Historical Society , 
and by that name, they, their associates and successors shall and may 
have perpetual succession; shall be capable of suing and being sued, 
pleading and being impleaded, and also to purchase, receive, hold and 
convey any estate, real or personal, to an amount not exceeding three 
hundred thousand dollars; and may have a common seal, and the same 
may alter at pleasure, may establish rules relative to the admission of 
future members; may ordain, establish, and put in execution such by- 
laws and regulations, not contrary to the provisions of this charter, or 
the laws of , this State, as shall be deemed necessary for the government 
*of said Corporation, 

The Governor of this State, the Lieutenant Governor, and the Judges 
of the Su2)erior Court, shall be ex officio members of the Society. 

Said Corporation shall meet once a year for the choice of a Presitlent. 
Vice-President, Corresponding Secretary, Recording Secretary, Treas- 
urer, and such other officers as may be designated from time to time by 
the by-laws of the Society. 

The first meeting of the Society shall be holden at the State House in 
Hartford at such time as shall be designated by the Honorable John 
Trumbull, notice thereof being previously given in one or more news- 
papers printed in Hartford. 

Provided, nevertheless, that this act of incorporation shall be subject 
to be revoked or altered, at the pleasure of the General Assembly. 



By=iatx)5. 



ARTICLE I. MEMBERS. 

Section i. The Society shall consist of active, corresponding, and 
honorary members. Only active members shall be entitled to vote in 
any meeting of the Society. 

Corresponding and honorary members shall be persons residing out 
of the State of Connecticut, and shall not be subject to any admission 
fee or dues. 

Honorary members shall be persons who may have rendered important 
public service to the State of Connecticut, or to the cause of historic 
inquiry, or literature generally. 

Section 2. Every application for active membership shall be in 
writing, signed by the applicant, shall be supported by the written 
recommendation of at least one active member residing in the State of 
Connecticut, and shall be accompanied by the admission fee of three 
dollars. Such applications must be made upon blank forms fur- 
nished by the Society and shall contain a brief personal sketch of the 
applicant. 

Every nomination for the election of corresponding or honorary 
members shall be based upon the application, in writing, of at least two 
active members, residing in the State of Connecticut, stating the reason 
for such nomination, and the qualifications of the persons proposed for 
membership. 

Section 3. No person shall be voted for as an active, corresponding, 
or honorary member until at least the meeting next succeeding the one 
at which his election is recommended by the Committee on ^Membership. 

Whenever a vote shall be taken on the' admission of a member and 
there shall be found two ballots against his admission, the presiding 
officer shall declare the election postponed. At the next regular meet- 
ing, if the recommendation of the Committee on Membership shall be 
renewed, he may be admitted by the votes of two-thirds of the members 
present. 

Section 4. Active members shall pay as annual dues to the Society 
three dollars if they reside within the city of Hartford, and two ilollars 
if they reside without said city. An}- active member, not indebted 10 
the Society for dues, may constitute himself a life member by paying at 
one time the sum of fifty dollars. 

The annual dues of members shall be pavable in advance on the first 
day of May in each year. The payment of the annual dues shall con- 
stitute a condition of membership, and the neglect or refusal to jniy the 
same for the period of six months after they become due shall be deemed 
a withdrawal from the Societv. 



ARTICLE II. OFFICERS. 

Section i. The officers of the Society, to be elected at the annu:i! 
meeting by ballot, and to hold their offices for one year and until otlier- 
shall be chosen, shall be, a President, not exceeding eight Vice-Presi- 
dents, a Recording Secretary, a Corresponding Secretary, a Treasurer. 
an Auditor, a Connnittee on Membership to consist of seven member^. 
Committees on the Library, on Publication, and on Monthly Pajjers. 
each to consist of three members. Only active members resident in the 
State of Connecticut shall be eligible to office. 

The preceding officers and the chairmen of the several committees 
shall constitute the Standing Committee of the Society. 

The presiding officer shall name the members of all special committees 
ordered raised at any meeting. 

A Librarian and Cabinet Keeper shall be appointed by the Standing 
Committee, whenever such appointment shall be deemed advisable. 

Section 2. The President shall be chairman of the Standing Com- 
mittee, and a member of the Committees on ^Membership, the Library. 
and Publication; shall preside at all meetings of the Society and of the 
Standing Committee; and shall deliver or provide for an address at the 
annual meeting. 

The Recording Secretary shall call all meetings of the Society: shall 
have custody of the fdes, records, and seal of the Society; shall give 
notice to new members of their election, and furnish them certificates 
of membership; and shall keep an accurate journal of the transactions 
of the Society and of the Standing Committee. 

The Corresponding Secretary shall conduct the correspondence in 
behalf of the Society. 

The Treasurer shall receive the admission fees, and report the names 
of the persons paying the same to the Recording Secretary; shall receive 
all other moneys due, and all donations or bequests of money made to 
the Society; shall pa}- to the order of the chairman of the Standing 
Comnnttee such sums as may be required for the ordinary expenses of 
the Society and such as the Society or Standing Committee may oiher- 
wise direct to be paid; shall keep a true and faithful account of all 
moneys received and paid by him, and of the property and debts of the 
Society; and shall, at the annual meeting, render an audited statement 
thereof. 

The Librarian, under the direction of the Committee on the Library. 
shall arrange and have charge of all books, pamphlets, manuscripts. 
and other articles belonging to or deposited in the rooms of the Society; 
and shall, at the annual meeting of the Society, make a full report of 
his doings as Librarian during the past year, and of the condition oi the 
Library. 

The Auditor shall, prior to the annual meeting, examine the bcH>ks. 
accounts and financial statements of the Treasurer, and compare the 
same with the vouchers and securities in the Treasurer's hands and 
certifv the result of such examination to the Societv. 



; Section 3. The Committee on ^Membership shall consider all apT^li- 

[ cations for membership, and shall report to the Society such applications 

{ as said Committee may approve and recommend for admission. Xo 

i applications for membership shall be considered or acted upon by said 

f Conmiittee during a meeting of the Society. 

^ The Conmiittee on the Library shall have the general oversight and 

;• management of the library, manuscripts and other collections belonging 

1 to or deposited \vith the Society. Said Committee shall make purchases 

[ for the library to such an amount as may be appropriated from time to 

J time for the purpose. 

The Committee on Publication shall have the superintendence of all 
publications ordered by the .Society. They shall, from time to time, 
report to the Society respecting the selection and arrangement of such 
papers, from the library of the Society or other sources, as are most 
suitable for publication in volumes of the Society's Collections. 

The Committee on Monthly Papers shall provide for a paper to be 
read at each regular meeting of the Society. 

The Standing Committee shall act generally in behalf of the Society, 
and shall fill all vacancies in any offices until the next regular meeting 
of the Society. Any live members of this Committee may constitute a 
quorum for the transaction of business, and a notice for a meeting of 
the Society shall be deemed a notice for a meeting of this Committee. 
Special meetings of this Committee may be called by the Recording 
Secretary by direction of the President. 

ARTICLE III. mep:tings. 

Section i. An annual meeting shall be held in the month of May. 
at such time as the Standing Committee shall appoint. 

A regular meeting shall be held on the first Tuesday evening of each 
month from October to ^lay inclusive, unless otherwise ordered. 

Section 2. Special meetings shall be called by direction of the 
President, or, in his absence, on the application of three active members 
* to the Recording Secretary. 

Notice of each meeting of the Society shall be sent by mail to each 
active member at least two days prior thereto. And at any nfeeting, 
duly called and notified, ten members shall constitute a quorum for the 
transaction of business. 



ARTICLE IV. DONATIONS -\ND DEPOSITS. 

All donations to and deposits with the Society shall be enterevl in 
books kept for that purpose. 

Xo donations shall be exchanged or disposed of unless the Society 
have a duplicate of the same. 

All deposits left with the Society shall be carefully preserved, and 
may at any time be taken away by the ilepositor in person, or deliv- 
ered on his written order. Hut every deposit which has not been st> 



reclaimed or withdrawn shall, afti-r the decease of the depositor. !.v 
entered as a donation, and be deemed the property of the vSocictv; 
unless, at the time of making the deposit, other conditions shall liaw 
been prescribed by the depositor. 

ARTICLE V. LIBRARY. 

The rooms, with all books, manuscripts, pictures, and articles Ijelon.L^- 
ing to or deposited with the Society, shall be under the immediatL- 
charge of the Librarian, acting under the direction of the Committee om 
the Library. 

The library shall be opened for the inspection of the public, and tht- 
examination of books and manuscripts, and transcription therefrom, at 
such time, and on such conditions, as shall be prescribed by the Com- 
mittee on the Library; and no book or manuscript shall be taken from 
the rooms without a special vote of the Societ}', except by the Committee 
on Publication. 

ARTICLE VI. PUBLICATION FUND. 

The legacy left to the Society by its late President, the Hon. Thomas 
Day, the avails of all life memberships, and all special donations and 
subscriptions which may be made thereto, shall constitute a Publication 
Fund, the income of which shall be applied, under the direction of the 
Committee on Publication, toward the expense of such publications a> 
may be ordered by the Society. 

ARTICLE VII. ALTERATIONS. 

Any alteration of these by-la\vs shall be submitted to a regular meet- 
ing, held prior to that on which the vote on the same is taken. 



presibcnfs Gbbrcss, 



AT the end of my ninth year of service in the position with 

I f* which you have honored me, it is again my privilege to 

lay before you a review of a twelvemonth of our history. 

; The matters of special interest as to the progress of the work 

^ for the furtherance of which we are organized you will presently 

j hear in the report of our Librarian. 

\ 

i FINANCES AND FUNDS. 

t First of all, I have great satisfaction in acknowledging the 

I generous response which was made by members of the Society 

( to a request from the Standing Committee, that those who felt 

fable to do so would increase their remittance for annual fees 
to the amount of ten dollars or more, in order to avoid or at 
least diminish the other\vise unavoidable deficit in our annual 
accounts. Forty-four members replied to the request with con- 
tributions for current expenses amounting in the total to S363, 
so that the year's deficit was reduced to about $150. This 
deficit also, I am thankful to sa}-, has been wiped out by the 
generosity of our first Vice-President, who sent at the close of 
the 3"ear a special gift of $500, as on former occasions he has 
made like benefactions, thus enabling the Treasurer to carry to 
the new year a balance both ser^-iceable and encouraging. The 
^. Standing Committee will, I doubt not, repeat their request this 
year; and I sincerely hope that we shall be able b}- voluntary 
gifts, which will be a pleasure rather than a burden to the 
donors, to make it certain that the next annual report of the 
Treasurer will show that we have not been obliged to draw on 
Mr. Goodwin's gift for our ordinary- expenses. 

At the death of Miss Luc}- A. Brainard, it became known 
that she was the donor of a Book Fund which she had begun 
and to which she had generously added; the Society has now- 
voted that it shall bear her name. We are also under obliga- 
tions to the late Miss Goldthwaite for a gift from which there 
will come from time to time an increase to the Library. The 
Standing Connnittee will soon have under consideration a 



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report from the Auditor as to the best manner of keeping tliL- 
accounts of both the general and the special funds, the results 
of which, I hope, will appear in the Treasurer's report of next 
year. 

MEMBERSHIP. 

During the past 3-ear twent^'-nine active members have been 
elected, seven have resigned, and twelve -of whom four were 
life members) have died. The list of ex officio members has 
been diminished by the death of His Excellency Governor 
LiivivEY and by the retirement of Justice Hamersley, and 
increased b}- the addition of the names of two newly-elected 
Judges of the Superior Court. One corresponding memljer 
has died: Henry Reed Stiles, M. D., of Hill View, X. Y., 
the well-known historian of Windsor and Wethersfield, on 7 
Januar}- 1909. The corrected list of members shows fifteen ^.v \ 

officio, one honorary, ten corresponding, and three hundred and j 

sixty-three active members, of which last number fort\--one 
are members for life; the full number on our roll is therefore 
three hundred and eighty-nine. 

OBITUARY. 

At the head of the list of active members who have deceased 
during the past year we must place the name of one who was 
long our senior member, Gurdox Wads worth Russell, 
M. D. He was admitted to the Society 30 April 1840 and died 
3 February IQ09, full of years and of honor. To tell of him as 
a citizen, a physician, a local historian, would be to rehearse 
what is well known to 3^011 all; but we add the tribute of our 
respect and of our gratitude for his interest in the Society's 
work and of his benefaction for its continuance. 

The other active members whose death has been recorded 
were as follows: 

Edward C. Beecher, of New Haven, elected a member in 
1905, a local antiquarian who willingly put his knowledge at 
the disposal of others, died 17 April 1909. 

William G. Boardman, a business man of Hartford, a life 
member, admitted in 1S90, died 26 May 190S. 

Miss Lucy Abigail Brainard, of Hartford, also a Hfe 
member, admitted in 1S90, a diligent student of family history 
and a generous benefactor of the Society, died 28 December 
.1908. 



I James \V. Eldridge, of Hartford, elected to membership 

I last year, a collector of Civil War relics, died 6 February 

l 1909. 

f Charles ly. Lincoln, of Hartford, a life member, admitted 

■ in 1890, well known as a manufacturer and a citizen, died 22 
j July 1908. 

( Horace E. Mather, of Hartford, senior member of our 

j: membership committee, himself a member since 1885, died 13 

■ March 1909. 

' Mrs. Lydia Bolles Newcomb, of New Haven, elected a 

member in 1905, an editor of genealogical works, died 22 June 
1908. 

John Bartlett Noble, of East Windsor, Dair}' Commis- 
sioner of the State, a member since 1905, died 27 Jul}' 1908. 

George Bliss Sanford, U. S. A. (retired), of Litchfield, 
elected to membership in 1894, ^i^^ ^3 J^'^b' 1908. 

Carnot O. Spencer, of Hartford, Commissioner of the 
State School Fund, a member since 1904, 'died 22 June 1908. 

Samuel Taylor, of Hartford, a useful and honored citizen, 
interested in local history, serving on our membership com- 
mittee, admitted in 1888, died 23 August 1908. 

The record of Dr. Russell's death suggests the mention of 
the fact that his admission to the Society antedated by twenty- 
four years that of any member who survives him. Of our 
active members there are now but seven who were elected thirty 
years or more ago. The senior is ]\Ir. P. Henry Woodward, 
admitted in May 1864; the others are, in order, Mr. James 
Terry, admitted ]\Iay 1868; Miss Ellen D. Larned, October 
1870; Mr. Charles Hopkins Clark, May 1875; myself, July 
1875; Rev. Francis Goodwin, December 1876; and Mr. Lewis 
E.' Stanton, May 1879. 

meetings. 

We have held our eight monthly meetings, those for October 
and November having been each anticipated by a week on 
account of the Bridge Celebration and the Federal Election. 
The papers read to the members of the Society and others at 
these meetings were as follows: 

At the first meeting, it being nearly the two-hundredth 
anniversary of the Synod which met at Saybrook in 170S. 



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Professor Williston Walker favored us with a paper on "The ! 

Saybrook Platform." 1 

At the second meeting, Mr. William R. Cross read a paper : 

on "Noah Webster," which was specially timely as the da\- 
followed not long after the one hundred and fiftieth anniver- 
sary of the birth of the great lexicographer. 

In December, Mr. Woolsey McAlpine Johnson ga\'e an 
account of "Copper Smelting in the United States." 

In January', Mr. Arthur L. Shipman presented reminiscences 
of his grandfather, the Rev. Thomas Leffingwell Shipman. j 

In February, Dr. Walter R. Steiner read a paper on "The t 

Hartford Wits, wath special notice of Dr. Lemuel Hopkins." 1 

In March, Mr. Francis H. Parker read a paper on "A Town i 

Officer of Ancient Haddam," George Gates. ( 

In April, Mr. Julius Ga^' gave us the histor}' of the old j 

Farmington Canal. | 

And in May, Mr. Forrest Morgan presented us with his 
"Solution of the Warwick Patent Mystery." 

PUBLICATIONS. 

The volume of Collections published this year, the twelfth 
in number, contains Lists and Returns of Connecticut Men in 
the Revolution, 1 775-1783, carefully edited and indexed by 
our Librarian as Chairman of the Publication Committee. 
The material for another volume of papers connected with the 
Governorship of Jonathan Law has been transcribed, and 
awaits the action of the Publication Committee. 

The Committee on Printing Ancient \'ital Records has pre- 
pared and printed a volume containing the vital records of the 
'Towns of Bolton and Vernon; I understand that it is now 
ready for distribution to subscribers and purchasers. We trust 
that this volume may be followed by others, to the great 
satisfaction of genealogists and historians. 

HISTORICAL COMMEMORATIONS. 

It is now twenty years or more since our oldest Towns held 
the commemoration of their quarter-millennial anniversaries; 
and Norwich, daughter of one of the oldest, comes to the close 
of two hundred and fifty years in a few months. Other Towns 
have observed their bicentennial anniversaries, and some of 
origin since the Colony became a State their centennials. I 



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have had the honor in recent years of representing our Society 
i at the bicentennials of Xewtown, Xew Milford, HeV^ron, and 

■ KiUingly, and the centennials of Marlborough and Meriden, as 

also at the two-hundredth anniversaries of the first Parish of 
• the Episcopal Church in Connecticut and of the adoption of 

j the Saybrook Platform, besides other commemorations of a 

\ more local interest. I speak of these in order to bear testi- 

mony to ni}' appreciation of the value of such observances, 
which are the natural occasions of bringing before the people 
of each communit}-, at least once in a generation, the story of 
i its origin and its growth. Thus the memor}' of older persons 

is refreshed, and the mind of those who are younger is in- 
structed, not only as to the facts of history, but also as to the 
principles embodied in them. The true life of a common- 
wealth or a town depends largeh^ on the consciousness of that 
life; and to the perpetuation of that consciousness such com- 
memorations as these make a most useful contribution. 

CHANGES IN THE BUILDING. 

We are watching with interest the erection of the magnificent 
art-gallery w^hich Mr. J. Pierpont Morgan is presenting to the 
Athenaeum and to Hartford and the other handsome build- 
ing, the gift of Mrs. Elizabeth Hart Colt, which connects 
it with this in w^hicli our Societ}^ has been and is so comfort- 
ably housed. The changes required or made possible b\- the 
enlarged space for the treasures of art belonging to the Athe- 
naeum are calling for a readjustment of space in their building; 
and I wish to say that in making this readjustment the in- 
terests of the Historical Societv have been carefullv and 
generously considered; the representatives of the Athenaeum 
who have the work in charge have cared for the welfare of our 
Society no less than have those whom we have appointed to 
represent us. There may be a little inconvenience during the 
process of transition, though this will be reduced to a minimum 
by the thoughtful labor of our Librarian; but when all is ad- 
justed, I am sure that we shall be more than satisfied with the 
arrangements made for the present and future convenience and 
usefulness of our collections and for the work which it is our 
privilege to do and to plan. 

Samuel Hart, 

Presidtfif. 



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librarian's Kcport 



Mr. President and Members of the Society: ! 

Several valuable gifts have been received during the year 1 

now closing. Aside from these, there is little that can be said j 

at this time which differs, except in detail, from what ha> | 

already been said in previous reports; unless it be relative t(j 1 

the expected changes in the Society's rooms, caused b\' altera- 
tions soon to be made in the Athenaeum building. The be- 
ginning alread}' made in these changes has necessitated the 
removal to the "annex" building of some thousands of books, 
the changing and piling of others in different locations, and 
the removal of all our miscellaneous stock of books, boxes and 
curios from their previous location to an adjoining cellar room. 
But this is only a foretaste of the changes that are soon to 
occur, and the record of the coming year seems likely to be 
mainly a record of change and settlement in our new quarters. 
There is a feeling of sentimental regret at leaving the present 
library room; but this is in part offset by the fact that the 
"hall" in which the Society has met for sixty-five years will 
be retained and will remain substantially unchanged. 

On Dec. 22 the following letter w^as handed by its writer 
to your librarian : 

Mr. Albert C. Batks, 

Dear Sir: — Through you I present to the Connecticut His- 
torical Society 60 sets of books of the Brainerd-Brainard 
Genealogy, consisting of three volumes to each set of books, 
to belong to the Society. 

I request that the}' be not sold during my life-time and when 
sold that you ask not less than sixteen dollars per set, and as 
much more per set as seems best for the Society. 
Most sincerely, 

Lucy Abigail Braixakd, 

No. 4 Atwood St., Hartford, Conn. 
Dec. 25, 1 90S. 

This splendid Christmas gift has sad associations, for two 
days after the receipt of the letter Miss Brainard met with the 
serious accident which resulted in her death the following:: week. 



15 

Miss Brainard had been one of the most interested, active 
and generous members of the Society, not only in her own 
gifts of cash, books, and objects of historical interest, but in 
inducing others to make similar gifts in each of these classes. 

The Societj-'s "Book Fund" was established by her by 
anonj^mous gifts at different times amounting to one thousand 
dollars, with which has been funded one hundred dollars of 
income. The first of these gifts was in 1892; the last in 
'1906. Fifty-seven volumes have been added to the library by 
purchases made from the income of this fund. 

At the meeting of January 5, following the announcement of 
Miss Brainard' s death and of the gift of genealogies b\' her, 
and the statement that she was the donor of the Book Fund, 
the following was voted: 

That the gift of sixty sets of the Brainard genealogy- be ac- 
cepted on the conditions named by Miss Brainard. 

That the present Book Fund, established by her, be renamed 
The Lucy A. Brainard Book Fund. 

That the proceeds from the sale of copies of the Brainard 
genealogy presented by her be added to the principal of this 
fund. 

That the income from The Luc}^ A. Brainard Book Fund be 
used exclusively for the purchase of books for the library of 
the Society. 

Under the w^ill of Jane Goldthwaite we have received the 
balance of the edition of the Goldthwaite Genealogy compiled 
by her sister Charlotte Goldthwaite, sometime a member of the 
Society. It has been voted that the proceeds from the sale of 
copies be expended in the purchase of books for the librar>' 
which shall be credited as gifts from Miss Goldthwaite. In 
addition to the genealogies about one hundred miscellaneous 
books and pamphlets were received from Miss Goldthwaite' s 
estate. 

The volumes of Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the 
Revolutionary War being frequently asked for in the library. 
an endeavor has been made to secure the series through con- 
tributions by different persons sufficient for the purchase of 
one or more volumes. The names of contributors are as io\- 
lows: Alice M. Gay (2 vols.), James A. Kibbe, Mrs. Jane T. 
Smith (5 vols.), Morgan B. Brainard, Mary A. Griswold, 
Albert C. Bates (2 vols.), William K. Johnson. WilHaui C. 



Brown, Ruth Wyllys Chapter D. A. R., Emma S. TomHiison 
(part of a vol.). The Hbrary's series is not yet completcl. 

The manuscripts received during the year are as follows: 
Lticius B. Barbour, Hartford. 

Copy of inscriptions from the cemeteries of Woodstock, Conn. 

William L. and Charles K. Bidwcll, Haiiford. 

Pen work, pictures and music, by Enodias Bid well of East Hartford, 
1758-1818. 

Waller H. Clark, Hartford, 

Genealogical sketch of the Woodruff family, compiled by Gad 
Andrews, 1S69. 

Genealogical notes on the Pinney family by Mr. Bright of North- 
ampton, Mass. (Copy.) 

George Austin Clark, Utica, N. Y. (by will). 

Diary of Rev. David Avery, missionary to the Oneida Indians, 
chaplain in the Revolution and pastor of various churches, 177 1- 
1805 (lacking 1778, 1787, 1788, 1790, 1792-1S04.) 

William C. Gilmaji, Norwich. 

English ancestry of Margaret Baret, wife first of Simon Huntington 
and secondly of Lieut. Thomas Stoughton, by George Shepard 
Porter, 1906. 

Deed from Colony of Connecticut to Isaac Wadsworth, Jan. 31, 1774, 
with seal of the Colony in wax. 

Deed from Ebenezer King, Jr., to Daniel L. Coit of "Two thousand 
Twelve hundred thousanths of the Connecticut Western Re- 
serve," Jan. 14, 1796. 

Letters of the Huntington famih* of Norwich, 1 758-1814, about 400 
documents. (Deposited.) 

George E. Hoadley, Hartford. 

Genealogical material gathered by Nathaniel Goodwin when com- 
piling his "Genealogical notes ... of some of the first settlers 
of Connecticut and Massachusetts," much of which appears not 
to have been used in that work. 

George F. Lewis, Collinsville. 

Appointment of Torrington turnpike connnissioners, 1S37. 
Deed of James Tyler of New Hartford, 178S. 

John Hyde Peck, West Hartford. 

Copy of letter from Jedediah Hyde dated "American Camp. Cam- 
bridge, June 26, 1775." 

Mrs. Alfred T. Perry, Marietta, Ohio. 

Box of modern business papers relating to the estate of Daniel 
Wadsworth. 
James Shepard, Xew Britain. (The Compiler.) 

William Preston of Giggleswortli-in-Craven, Yorkshire, Engl.nul. 
and New Haven, Conn., and liis descendants. 



Robert M. Simonds, Warehouse Point. 

Signed petition of the Separates of Enfield to tlie General Assembly, 
May 1769. 

Walter F. Stiles, Hartford. 

Stiles genealogy, ten small pages. 

Purchased. 

"Records of Events &c." in making paper, probably in P^ast Hart- 
ford, Aug. 13, 1S51 to Dec. 2, 1S56. 
. Two letter books of Whiting & Goodwin, George & Charles Good- 
win and Charles Goodwin, Hartford, Oct. i, 1S06 to May i, 1819. 

The Huntington famil}- letters mentioned above are de- 
serving of further notice. The}' are dated from June 7, 175S, 
to Jime 10, 1814, and nearly all of them were written to Gen. 
Jabez Huntington of Norwich. The great majority of them 
were written from camp and field by his son the distinguished 
Gen. Jedediah during his service in the Revolution and cover 
the e;ntire period of the war, from his account of "throwing up 
Intrenchments" at Roxbury in April 1775, to the announce- 
ment from West Point in Oct. 1783 that he was about to return 
to his home in Norw^ich. Many of these letters are of much 
historical interest. Other letters in the collection were written 
by Andrew, Joshua and Ebenezer, also sons of Gen. Jabez. and 
by his son-in-law John Chester of Wethersfield. This series 
of letters is well worthy of being printed for the interesting 
material that the^^ contain relating to the Revolution. 

Three lots of book-plates (ex-libris), loaned to the Society 
for the purpose, have been exhibited in our hall. One of 
plates engraved by the late J. Winfred Spenceley, by his 
brother Frederick Spenceley and b}- Joseph L. Smith: a second 
of plates b}' the late Edwin D. French and by C. W.Sherbom: 
the third of early American plates by various engravers, with 
a few choice foreign plates. 

From the income of the Book Fund eight volumes have been 
purchased. They are: 

Vital records of Billerica, Mass. Boston. 190S. 

Vital records of Dover, Mass. Boston. 190S. 

Vital records of Dudley, Mass. Worcester. 1908. 

Vital records of Holliston, Mass. Boston. 1908. 

Vital records of Lincoln, Mass. Boston. 1908. 

Vital records of Marlborough, ^Nlass. Worcester. 190S. 

Vital records of ^Middlefield, Mass. Boston. 1908. 

Vital records of Westminster, Mass. Boston. 1908. 



Two volumes have been purchased with the income from il:c 
Charles J. Hoadly Fund. They are: 

Fuller, W. H. Genealogy of some descendants of Edward Fullt r. 

Palmer. 190S. 
Parks, F. S. Genealogy of the Parke families of Connecticut. 

Washington. 1906. 

Twenty-four family genealogies have been added during thc- 
year. They are Allen, Alvord, Atwater (v. 2), Baldwin. 
Barnes (v. 2), Bennett, Blodgett, Bonney, Brainard (3 vs. /. 
Cooke, Davis, Doolittle (pts. 6, 7), Fuller, Greeley, Ireland. 
King, Moses (v. 2), Nettleton, Parke, Sanders, Selden, Town- 
send, Whitmore, Wolcott. 

An unusual number, twenty-five, of eighteenth century 
Connecticut imprints has been added during the year to our 
extensive collection. They are of the following dates: 17S1. 
1782, 1783 (4), 1788 (2), 1789 (3), 1791 (2), 1792 (2), 1794 
(2), 1795 (2), 1797 (3), 1798 (2), 1800. 

The accessions during the past year show a small increa.^e 
over those of the previous year. The relatively large number 
of the purchases does not indicate a large expenditure, as a 
considerable proportion were low priced. 'Exclusive of manu- 
scripts, which are separately noted, the accessions are b>- 
donation 441 volumes, 444 pamphlets and 25 miscellaneous; 
by purchase, including Book Fund and Hoadly Fund, 90 
volumes, 326 pamphlets and five miscellaneous; by exchauL^c 
six volumes and eight miscellaneous. These make up a total 
of 537 volumes, 778 pamphlets and 30 miscellaneous; or a 
grand total of 1,345 items. 

Among books of Connecticut interest that have come to 
hand the follovv'ing may be noticed: 

Catalogue of deaths in the Second Society of Groton, 1 720-1 Si 5. 
Taylor, J. M. Witchcraft delusion in colonial Connecticut. From 

the Author. 
Bristol, which includes Forestville, 
Adams, C. C. Middletown Upper Flouses, now Cromwell. FrcJin 

the Author. 
Genealogical and biographical history of New London County. 

From FVank A. Weakley. Providence, R. I. 
History of Christ Church Parish, Hartford, vol. 2, containinti Uk- 

vital records and fully indexed. FVom James J. Goodwin. 
Men of mark in Connecticut, vol. 4. I'rcm the publisher. William 

R. Goodspeed. 



Other items of interest received are Journals of the General 
Convention of the Episcopal Church in the United States, 
1 785-1904, from J. Pierpont Morgan; the fifth volume of Elroy 
M. Avery's History of the United States from the Burrows 
Brothers Co., the publishers; Franklin bicentennial celebration 
in six volumes from the American Philosophical Society, five of 
the volumes comprising a calendar of the Benjamin Franklin 
manuscripts belonging to that Society; the second volume of 
Muscatt's Suffolk Manorial Families from James J. Goodwin; 
Vital records of Rhode Island, vol. 17, from James X. Arnold, 
the editor; from the Massachusetts Historical Society, in ad- 
dition to its regular publications, the Histor3' of Chelsea in 
two voliunes b}^ the late Mellen Chamberlain; from Mrs. 
Elizabeth H. Shenck the series of w^ood blocks and electrotype 
cuts used by John Warner Barber in his Historical Collections 
of Connecticut. 

Seven volumes have come to hand during the year, of the 
Victoria History of the Counties of England, the gift of Vice- 
President James J. Goodwin. They are Bedford (v. 2), Hamp- 
shire (v. 3), Hertford (vs. i, 2), Lancaster (v. 2), Rutland 
(v. I ), Shropshire (v. i). Volumes 35-37 of the Index 
Library, also ^Ir. Goodwdn's gift, have been completed. They 
are Devonshire wdlls and administrations, London inquisitiones 
post mortem part 3, and Wiltshire inquisitiones post mortem. 
Parts of eight other volumes have been received. 

William A. Burr of West Hartford has presented portraits of 
his grand-parents Samuel Burr, b. 1745, d. 1792, a prominent 
merchant of Hartford, painted by R. Earl in 1792, and Rebecca 
Stillman his wife, b. 1747. The badge committee of the Hart- 
ford bridge dedication celebration has presented a set, thirty- 
two in number, of the handsome ofhcial badges used on that 
occasion. 

The series of volumes issued by the Bureau of the Census 
entitled "Heads of Families at the First Census of the United 
States taken in 1790," have been placed on our shelves. They 
comprise the states of Maine, New Hampshire. A'ermont, 
Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Penn- 
sylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and South 
Carolina. The material in these volumes is arranged b\- 
towns and the name of the head of each family with the 
niuuber of persons in the family is given. Although there arc 



some obvious errors of names, caused apparently by the care- 
lessness or illegible writing of original writer or transcriber, 
the volumes have proved of great value and interest. 

The twelfth volume of our Collections, forming a book of 
500 octavo pages, was issued in January of the present year. 
Its second title is "Lists and Returns of Connecticut Men in 
the Revolution, 1 775-1 783." In addition to a few new names ■ 

and to numerous rolls of companies sending 1 780-1 7S3 not * 

heretofore published and giving new records of ser\-ice, it con- ! 

tains lists returned from a majorit}- of the towns in the state j 

giving the names of soldiers serving at different times from 1 

each town in the Continental or "Line" regiments. These I 

lists, it is believed, w411 prove very useful in aiding to identify I 

individual soldiers, particularly when two or more persons I 

bearing identical names may have been in service at the same j 

time. j 

One error in the volume, made at the printing office after \ 

the final proof left the compiler's hands, has been noted. On 
page 158, fourth and fifth lines from the foot of the page, the 
given names have been transposed. The}" should read "Cuggo 
Negro' ' and ' 'Josiah Rogers. ' ' 

The annual report of 1908, a pamphlet of 41 pages, issued 
on the first day of July, contains the usual reports of officers 
and statistics of the Society. 

Copy is prepared for a second volume of the Gov. Jonathan 
Law Papers covering the period of Aug. 1745 to Dec. 1746, 
the first volume of which, issued in 1907, formed the eleventh 
in our series of Collections. 

The issue of the Vital records of Bolton and \^emon, work 
upon which was noted in the last report, has been unex- 
pectedly delayed, and the volume was delivered to the Society 
only yesterday. It forms an octavo cloth-bound book of 
xxii, 291 pages, and is completely indexed. Your librarian 
has aided the committee in charge of the work in comparing 
the printer's copy with the original records and has read the 
proof of the whole of the text and index. 

The editorial work on this volume, on the volume of Collec- 
tions and on the annual report, with the preparation of addi- 
tional "copy" for a second volume of Governor Law papers, 
has consumed much time during the past year; the fact that 
much of the material to be printed is located outside of the 



Society's rooms adding to both the time occupied and tlie 
expense entailed. 

The number of readers has been shghth' less than during 
the previous 3'ear, the total since the last annual meeting 
being 3,552. 

Early this 3'ear occurred an auction sale of the books com- 

, prising a famous genealogical library. The last previous great 

sale of genealogical books took place seven years before. At 

the 1902 sale the prices far exceeded any previously realized 

I for such books, and it was thought at that time that the limit 

of price had been reached. But at the sale this year the price 

I realized for rare American genealogical works, and the majority 

' of those published twenty or more 3'ears ago are already rare, 

j was as far beyond the prices of 1902 as those had been beyond 

I previous prices. In some instances well known genealogies 

I fetched three, six and eight times the prices of seven years 

r ago. The earlier local histories have also increased much in 

I value, but not as much as the genealogies. 

J; And this talk of increased values brings me to speak of the 

I Patterson Library purchased by the Society in 1894, chiefly 

through subscriptions b}- interested members and friends. 

The total cost of the library, after deducting the receipts from 

the sale of duplicate books was $4,000. It added to our 

shelves, besides 74 genealogical manuscripts, some of them 

quite extensive, and a quantity of miscellaneous manuscript 

genealogical material, almost 900 volumes and above 950 

pamphlets. Of these, the bound volumes of local histon* and 

the volumes and pamphlets of genealogy totaled 6S0 items. 

Nearly every one of these was already a scarce book or 

pamphlet; for the commoner ones, copies of which were alread>' 

on our shelves, were disposed of in our sale of duplicates. 

The recent sale referred to contained 267 genealogies which 

duplicated items acquired by us in the Patterson Librarw 

These 267 items sold for $1,532, an average of $5.75 each; or 

three-eighths of the sum paid for all the books and manuscripts 

for one-seventh in number of the books. The purchase of the 

Patterson Library by the Society at the price paid for it has 

proved itself well justified. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Albert C. Bates, Librarian. 



List of persons who subscribed differing amounts to prevciu 
a threatened deficit in the current finances of the Society 
during the past 3^ear. 



CI.EVELAXD Abbk 
Simeon E. Bai^dwin 
AI.BERT C. Bates 
Edwin H. Bingham 
Joseph L. Bi^anchard 
Isaac W. Brooks 
Morgan G. Blxkeeey 
Jonathan B. Bunce 
David N. Camp 
Louis R. Cheney 
William B. Clark 
George M. Curtis 
Ralph H. Ensign 
Henry Ferguson 
George H. Fitts 
Ruth Galpin 
Julius Gay 
Charles E. Gilbert 
Charles L. Goodwin 
Francis Goodwin 
Mary A. Griswold 
Charles E. Gross 



Samuel Hart 
E. Stevens Henry 
Edward W. Hooker 
William E. Johnson 
H. Walp:s Lines 
Theodore Lyman- 
James McManus 
L. P. Waldo INIarvin 
Horace E. Mather 
William Maxwell 
James Nichols 
Mrs. George C. Perkins 
John H. Sage 
Mrs. Jane T. Smith 
Alfred Spencer, Jr. 
Henry A. Stillman 
Carl Stoeckel 
Mary K. Talcott 
Edwin P. Taylor 
Samuel Taylor 
P. Henry Woodward 



The balance necessary' to prevent a deficit was subscribed by 
James J. Good\vin, the Society's First Vice-President. 



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INVESTMENTS 

HELD BY THE CONNECTICUT HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 

GENERAI. FUND. 



lo shares Pitts., Ft. \Vayiie&C. R.R. Co., - 
40 shares Atchison, T. & S. Fe R. R., pref., 
20 shares Southern Railway, preferred, 
15 shares St. Louis 8: San Fran. R.R.,istpref. 
5 shares Hartford National Bank, 

15 shares Phoenix National Bank, 

16 shares City Bank, Hartford, - - 

Deposit in Charter Oak National Bank, 



PUBLICATION FUND 

20 shares Clev. & Pitts. R. R. Co., 
10 shares L^nion Pacific R. R. preferred, 
10 shares Atchison, Top. & Santa Fe R. R., 
Deposit in Society for Savings, 
Deposit in Charter Oak National Bank, 



LUCY A. BRAINARD BOOK FUND. 



Par 




standing Market 


Value 


at 


Value 


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nyA 


Si. 735 t^> 


4,000 


00 


104 


4,160 00 


2,000 


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69 


1,380 00 


, 1,500 


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70 


1,050 00 


500 


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140 . 


700 00 


1,500 


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120 


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1,600 


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$1,000 


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$1,750 00 


1,000 


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96 


960 00 


1,000 


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104 


1,040 00 


4,675 


76 


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4,675 76 


145 


3S 


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145 38 



$8,571 14 



[Established as the "Book Fund " in 1S92 by a gift from Miss Lucy A. 
Brainard. The original gift has been added to from time to time, so 
that now the principal of the fund is $1,100. The income only is to be 
used for the purchase of books. The name of the fund was changed in 
1909.] 

Deposit with Society for Savings, - - - $1,103 14 



CHARLES J. HOADLY FUND. 

[Established in 1901 by a gift from ^Ir. George E. Hoadley of 107 1 
copies of the Colonial Records of Connecticut, volumes 4 to 15, in mem- 
ory of his brother, Mr. Charles J. Hoadly. The proceeds of the s;-de of 
these books constitute the principal of the fund, the income only of 
which can be used for the purchase of books. The fund now amounts 
to $500.] 

Deposit with Mechanics Sa\-ings Bank, ... $511 35 



i 

I PERMANENT GENP:RAL FUND. 

} 

, [This fund, the principal of which now amounts to $200, was estab- 

I lished by a gift to the Society in 1906. The income only is available 

I for whatever purpose the Society sees fit.] 

I Deposit with Mechanics Savings Bank, - - - 5207 18 

i ■ WII.I,IAM F. J. BOARDMAN FUND. 

r [This fund is derived from the sale of copies of the "Boardman Geneal- 

ogy," "Wethersfield Inscriptions," "Boardman Ancestry," and "Green- 
l leaf Ancestry," given to the Society by Mr, William F. J. Boardman. 

r Proceeds of the sale of these books form the principal of the fund, the 

f income only of which is available for the purchase of genealogies and 

I town histories, the preference to be given to such volumes as may per- 

j tain to families treated of in the " Boarduian Genealogy," "Boardman 

f Ancestry," and "Greenleaf Ancestry." The principal of the fund now 

amounts to 5ii8-] 

Deposit with Mechanics Savings Bank, - - - ^121 27 

ANCIENT VITAL RECORDS FUND. 
[This fund was instituted in 1907 and was raised by subscriptions from 
$1 to $100. It is to be used in the publishing of the ancient town records 
of Connecticut, the sale of which it is expected will secure the con- 
tinuance of the fund.] 

Deposit with Hartford Trust Company, - - $521 00 

GOI<DTHWAlTE FUND. 

[Established in 1908 by a gift of a number of copies of the "Gold- 
thwaite Genealogy." Money derived from the sale of these books is to 
be used for the purchase of books for the library.] 

Deposit with Charter Oak National Bank, - - 529 00 



2S 



2Hembcr5 €x ©fficio. 



Governor of Connecticut. 
Frank B. Weeks, Middletown, Jan. 6, 1909. 

Judges of the Supreme Court of Errors. 
Baldwin, Simeon Eben, New' Haven; Feb. 2, 1S93.* 
Hall, Frederic B., Bridgeport, April i, 1S89. 
Prentice, Samuel O., Hartford, July i, 1889.* 
Thayer, John M., Norwich, July 2, 1S89. 
Roraback, Alberto T., Canaan, Sep. 21, 1897. 

Judges of the Superior Court. 
Robinson, Silas A., Middletown, Feb. 9, 1890. 
Wheeler, George W., Bridgeport, Feb. 28, 1893. 
Wheeler, Ralph, New London, March 14, 1893. 
Shumway, Milton A., Danielson, Jan. 14, 1894. 
Gager, Edwin B., Derby, July i, 1901. 
Case, William S., Hartford, Oct. i, 1901. 
Reed, Joel H., Stafford Springs, Nov. 6, 1904. 
Curtis, Howard J., Stratford, Jan. 31, 1907. 
Bennett, William L., New Haven, Sept. 9, 190b. 

* Also an active member. 



Qctiue IHcmbcrs. 



Those in Italics are Life Members. 

Adams, Arthur, Hartford, April 4, 1909. 

Adams, Benjamin, Brooklyn, N. Y., Jan. 8, 1907. 

Allen, Mrs. Carrie White, Hartford, Nov. 4, 1902. 

Allen, P'rancis Burke, Hartford, Jan. 2, 1906. 

Allen, Normand Francis, Hartford, Nov. 4, 1902. 

Alton, Charles D., M. D., Hartford, Nov. 13, 188S. 

Alvord, Samuel Morgan, Hartford, April 7, 1903. 

Ames, Charles L., Hartford, May 2, 1905. 

Andrews, FVank D., Vineland, N. J., Nov. 7, 1905. -I 

Andrews, James P., Hartford, May 23, 1905. ! 

Andrews, Myron Allen, West Hartford, Jan. 10, 1S93. I 

I 



Bacon, William Plunib. New Britain, March 4, 1902. 
J Bailey, Frederic William, Worcester, Mass., March 3, 1890. 

I Baker, Mrs. Josephine R,, Boston, Mass., Nov. 13, 1.S94. 

; . Baldwin, Simeon Eben, New Haven, April 4, 1S99. 

;. Barbour, Lucius A., Hartford, April 6, 1S86. 

r Barbour, Lucius Barnes, Hartford, Feb. 6, 1906. 

i; Barnes, Trescott C, Riverton, March 6, 1906. 

-:, Barney, D. Newton, Farmington, May 23, 1905. 

f; Bates, Albert Carlos, Hartford, July 2, 18S9. 

;: ' Baxter, James Phinney, Litt. D., Portland, Me., April 2, 1907. 

! Beach, Charles Edward, West Hartford, March i, 1904. 

1^ Beach, George Watson, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

l Beach, Mary Elizabeth, West Hartford, Oct. i, 1895. 

; Belden, John H., Falls Village, May 2, 1905. 

i Belknap, Leverett, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1892. 

jr Benjamin, Howard Williams, Hartford, March 5, 1907. 

I Bingham, Edwin Henry, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1S93. 

i, Bissell, F. Clarence, Willimantic, Feb. 2, 1897. 

(.: Bissell, Richard ]M., Hartford, Jan. 5, 1909. 

;• Blanchard, Joseph L., Hartford, March i, 1892. 

I Bliss, Mrs. Emily H. Loomis, East Hampton, Jan. 4, 1900. 

I; Bliss, Frederick Spencer, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1905. 

I Bliss, Francis E., Hartford, April 2, 1895. 

I Bliss, Walter, Hartford, April 2, 1S95. 

\ , Boardman, Thomas J,, Hartford, March i, 1892. 

' Boardman, William Francis Joseph, Hartford, May 29, 1888. 

Bond, Henry Richardson, New London, Dec. 4, 1S94. 
I Booth, Charles Edwin, New York, N. Y., April 4, 1905. 

I Bostwick, Frederick, New Haven, May 4, 1909. 

I Bowen, Clarence Winthrop, Woodstock, May 2, 1882. 

V Boyd, Edward Steele, Woodbury, Feb. 5, 1901. 

I Brainard, Homer Worthington, Hartford, Nov. 13, 1S94. 

\ Brainard, JMrs. Mary Bnlkeley, Hartford, March i, 1904. 

Brainard, Morgan Bulkeley, Hartford, Jan. 5, 1904. 
* Brainard, Newton Case, Hartford, Jan. 5, 1904. 

Brandegee, Frank Bosworth, New London, May 23, 1905. 

B7'idgman, Henry H., Norfolk, April 7, 1903. 

Briggs, Warren R., Stratford, April 7, 1903. 

Brinsmade, John Cliapin, Washington, Oct. 3, 1905. 

Brockett, Edward Judson, East Orange, N. J., May i, 1906. 

Bronson, Elliott Birdsey, Winsted, Nov. 5, 1907. 

Brooks, Isaac W., Torrington, May 5, 1891. 

Bro-Smith, William, Hartford, Oct. 27, 190S. 

Browne, John D., Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Buck, John Halsey, Hartford, Jan. 4, 1S9S. 

Buck, John R., Hartford, :March 4, 1890. 

Bulkeley, Mrs. Fannie Brigi^s Homj^hton, Hartford, May i, 1S94. 

Bulkeley, Moroan Gardner, Hartford, May 1, 1S94. 



Bunce, Jonathan Brace, Hartford, May 26, 1S96. 

Burton, Mrs. Martha AVhiting, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1^93. 

Butler, Louis P., Hartford, Oct. 27, 190S. 

Calhoun, David Samuel, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Calhoun, Mrs. Eliza Scott, Hartford, Nov. 10, 1896. 

Camp, Charles Lewis Nichols, New Haven, Aj^ril 5, 1S9S. 

Camp, David N., New Britain, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Capen, J. Cleveland,' Bloomfield, Feb. 4, 1902. 

Carter, Hozuard \Villisto7i, Norfolk, May 6, 1890. 

Carey, Frank S., Hartford, May 7, 1907. 

Case, Erastus Ely, Windsor, Nov. i, 1904. 

Castle, Ernest Beecher, Brooklyn, N. Y., May 26, 1908. j 

Castle, Henry Allen, Plainville, Feb. 6, 1894. 

Catlin, Abijah, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Catlin, William H., Meriden, Nov. 5, 1895. 

Champlin, William Hamilton, Hartford, Dec, 2, 1890, 

Chapin, Gilbert W., Hartford, March i, 1904. 

Chase, Warren D., Killingly, May 2, 1905. 

Cheney, Louis Richmond, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1S95. 

Clark, Charles Hopkins, Hartford, May 25, 1875. 

Clark, Mary, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1893. 

Clark, William B., Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Collins, Atwood, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Cone, James Brewster, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1S84. 

Converse, Alfred Woods, Windsor Locks, July 11, 1893. 

Cooley, Charles P., Hartford, Jan. 3, 1899. 

Cooley, Francis Rexford, Hartford, May 3, 1892. 

Corbin, Mrs. Fannie Harrison, New Haven, Nov. 4, 1902. 

Cornwall, Edward E., M. D., Brooklyn, N. Y., Nov. 7, 1905. 

Cowles, Walter Goodman, Hartford, Oct. 27, 1908. 

Crofut, Mrs. Charlotte Phelps, Simsbury, March 6. 1906. 

Curtis, Mrs. Ella Coe Birdsey, Windsor, Dec. 4, 1S94. 

Curtis, George Munson, Meriden, Nov. 7, 1S99. 

Cutler, Ralph William, Hartford, April 4, 1893. 

Danforth, Ella, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1907. • | 

Davenport, Daniel, Bridgeport, Nov. 5, 1907. '■ 

Davenport, Rev. John Gaylord, Waterbur\-, May 7, 1907. 

Day, Edward M., Hartford, Dec. i, 1903. \ 

Dewey, Edward Watson, Hartford, May 7, 1907. | 

Dexter, Franklin Boicditch, New Plaven, Nov. 7, 1S82. ] 

Dickenson, Robert C, Hartford, April 2, 1907, \ 

Down, Edwin A., Hartford, Dec. 3, 1907. 

Dunham, Isaac Watson, Hartford, INIay 23, 1905. 

Dunham, Sylvester Clark, Hartford, Oct. 27, 1908. 

Dutcher, George Matthew, Middletown, Nov. i, khU- 

Eddy, Sanmel A., Canaan, Dec. 4, 1906. 

Edwards, Stanley W., Granby, May 5, 1908. 

Ellis, George W., Hartford, Dec. 6, 1904. 



Ellsworth, Ernest Bradford, Hartford, May i, 1900, 

Elmore, Samuel Edward, Hartford, May 6, 1890. 
i Ensign, Charles Sidne}-, Newton, Mass., Oct. 3, 1S93. 

i Ensign, Joseph Ralph, Simsbury, Oct. i, 1895. 

:' Ensign, Ralph Hart, Simsbury, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

I Farrand, Max, New Haven, Feb. 5, 1901. 

I Faxon, Mrs. Nellie A., Hartford, Oct. 2, 1S94. 

; Faxon, Walter C, Hartford, May 6, 1902. 

= Fay, Gilbert Otis, Hartford, July 11, 1S93. 

Felt, Levi Lincoln, Hartford, April i, 1890. 

Fenn, Edward Hart, Wethersfield, May 24, 1904. 
I Fenn, John Roberts, West Hartford, Nov. 5, 1S89. 

I Fenn, Linus T., West Hartford, May 6, 1890. 

; Ferguson, Rev. Henry, Concord, N. H., June 3, 1S84. 

I Fitts, George Henry, Willimantic, Feb. 4, 1896. 

I Forward, John Francis, Hartford, ]May 28, 1907. 

I Fowler, Mrs. Sarah Brown, Guilford, Dec. 3, 1907. 

\ Freeman, Harrison B., Hartford, May 28, 1907. 

I Freeman, Harrison B., Jr., Hartford, May 28, 1907. 

I Fuller, Horace S., M. D., Hartford, April 6, 18S6. 

\ Galpin, Ruth, Berlin, May 28, 1907. 



I' Gammack, Rev. James, LL. D., West Hartford, Jan. 4, 1900. 



Gates, Andrew Frink, Hartford, May 28, 1907. 

Gay, Alice jMaria, Hartford, INIarch 3, 1896. 

Gay, Frank Butler, Hartford, Dec. 4, 1S83. 

Gay, Julius, Fannington, Nov. i, 1887. 

Geer, Curtis Manning, West Hartford, Nov. i, 1904. 

Geer, Everett Selden, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1889. 

Genthe, Mrs. Martha Krugg, Ph. D., Hartford, May 23, 1905. 

Gettell, Raymond Garfield, Hartford, March 3, 1908. 

Gilbert, Charles E., Hartford, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Gilmour, George, Hartford, Oct. 27, 1908. 
I Gladwin, Sidney Morse, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

[ Gocher, William Henry, Hartford, Dec. 3, 1901. 

*•■ Godard, George S., Hartford, Nov. i, 1898. 

Goodman, Richard J., Hartford, March 6, 1906. 

Goodrich, Arthur L., Hartford, Oct. 3, 1905. 

Goodwin, Charles L., Hartford, April 2, 1907. 

Goodwin, Rev. Francis, Hartford, Dec. 12, 1876. 

Goodwin, H. B., Elmwood, Nov. 7, 1905. 

Goodwin, James Junius, Hartford, Feb. i, 1SS7. 

Goodwin, Joseph Olcott, F^ast Hartford, June 7, 1887. 

Grant, Ralph ]M organ, East Windsor Hill, May i, 1906. 

Griswold, Charles, Guilford, ^larch 6, 1906, 

Gross, Charles Edward, Hartford, July 2, 1889. 

Hall, Mary, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Hall, William Hutchins, West Hartford. Oct. 3. \<^^^. 

Hamlin, L. Belle, Cincinnati, O., May 24, 1898. 



Hammer, Alfred Eiiiil, Branford, May 2, 1905. 
Hammond, Joseph Churchill, Jr., Rockville, <')ct. 7, 1890. 
Harriman, Rev. Frederick \V., Windsor, Nov. 13^ 1906. 
Harris, Mary Munson, Hartford, May 24, 189S. 
Hart, Sanmel, D. D., Middletown, July 6, 1S75. 
Hathawa}-, Charles R., South Manchester, Dec. i, 1903. 
Havens, Francis Wayland, Hartford, Dec. 6, 1904. 
Hayden, Nathaniel Warham, Windsor, Oct. 3, 1S93. 
Flenney, William F"., Hartford, INIay 7, 1907. 
Henry, Edward Stevens, Rockville, Oct. 7, 1890. 
Hewins, Caroline Maria, Hartford, Feb. 2, 1S97. 
Hills, Jonas Coolidge, Hartford, May 26, 1SS5. 
Hine, Charles Daniel, Hartford, May 2, 1905. 
Hitchcock, Henry Preston, Hartford, April i, 1S90. 
Hoadley, George Edward, West Hartford, Feb. 5^ 1901. 
Holcombe, Mrs. Emily S. Goodwin, Hartford, Alay 6, 1902. 
Holmes, Mrs. Judith Bigelow, Winsted, A])ril i , 1902. 
Hooker, Edward W,, Hartford, Dec. 6, 1904. 
Hopson, William Fowler, New Haven, March i, 1904. 
Howard, Daniel, Windsor Locks, May 23, 1905. 
Howard, James Leland, Hartford, Oct. 27, 190<S. 
Howe, Harmon G., M.D., Hartford, Feb. 6, 1906. 
Hii7igeJ'ford, Neiuman, Hartford, Nov. 7, i''^99. 
Huntington, F'rederick J., Norwich, May 5, 1896. 
Huntington, Robert W\, Jr., Hartford, Jan. 3, 1899. 
Hyde, Ephraim Henry, Hartford, May 7, 18SS. 
Hyde, William Waldo, Hartford, Jan. 6, 1891. 
Isbell, Milton C, Ansonia, May 2, 1905. 
Isham, Norman Morrison, Providence, R. I., Nov. 13, 1906. 
Ives, Rev, Joel S., Meriden, Nov. 13, 1906. 
Jackson, Charles Eben, Middletown, June 2q. 1S92, 
Johnson, William E., West Hartford, Nov. 1, 1904, 
Judson, Stiles, Stratford, May 23, 1905. 
Kellogg, George Aaron, West Hartford, May i, 1906. 
Kendall, George Fitch, Suffield, May 23, 1905. 
Kibbe, James Allen, Warehouse Point, Dec. 3. 1S95. 
Kilbourn, Dwight Canfield, Litchfield. April 2, 1901. 
Knight, William Ward, M. D., Hartford, Dec. 4, 1S94. 
Lake, Everett John, Hartford, May 23, 1905. 
Larned, Ellen D., Thompson, Oct. 4, 1870. 
Lawrence, Charles H., Hariford, Feb. 3, iSgi. 
LeBrun, Mrs. Maria Olivia, Montclair, N. J., 3Iay 25, 1909. 
Lee, Henry, Bridgeport, Nov. 5, 1895. 
Lewis, John B., M.D., Hartford. July 2, 18S0. 
Lines, H. Wales, Meriden, Oct. 4, 1892. 
Little, Thomas, Hartford. Oct. 3, 1905. 
Lockwood, Luke Vincent. Riverside, Dec. 4. I9^x-). 
Loomis, Archie Harwood, Paris, France, March 7, 1893. 



Loomis, Thomas Hooker, Steuben ville, O., Oct. 2, 1906. 

Love, Rev. William DeLoss, Ph. D., Hartford, April 6, 1S86. 

Lunger, John B., Hartford, Oct. 27, 1908. 

Lyman, Albert House, East Hartford, Jan. S, 1907. 

Lyman, Theodore, Hartford, April 6, 1886. 

Lyman, Tlieron U., Hartford, Oct. 27, 1908. 

MacDouald, James H., New Haven, Nov. i, 1904. 

MacDonald, Mrs. Mary L. B., Hartford, Dec. 4, 1894. 

McKnight, Everett James, M. D., Hartford, May 23, 1905. 

McManus, James, Hartford, Feb. 4, 1908. 

Maltbie, Theodore M., Granby, July 11, 1893. 

Marcy, Thomas Knowlton, M. D., Windsor, Feb. 2, 1892. 

Markham, Ernest A., M. D., Durham, Dec. i, 1891, 

Marthi, Charles Townley, Hartford, Nov. 13, 1894. 

Marvin, Loren Pickney Waldo, Hartford, Feb. 4, 1908. 

Maxwell, Francis Taylor, Rockville, June 29, 1892. 

Maxwell, William, Rockville, Dec. 4, 1894. 

Merrell, Charles Jesse, Hartford, May 26, 1908, 

Messenger, Hiram J., Hartford, Oct. 27, 1908. 

Middlebrook, Louis Frank, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1907. 

Mitchell, Asahel W., North Woodbury, May 2, 1905. 

Mitchell, Edwin Knox, Hartford, April 4, 1899. 

Moore, Ethelbert Allen, New Britain, May 2, 1905. 

Moore, James B., Hartford, Dec. i, 1908. 

Morgan, Forrest, Hartford, May 4, 1886. 

Morley, Edward W., LL. D., West Hartford, March 5, 1907. 

Morris, Edward B., Hartford, Oct. 27, 1908. 

Morris, John Emery, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1889. 

Morris, John Felt, Hartford, Oct. 27, 1908. 

Morris, Mrs. Mary Panielia, Hartford, April 4, 1905. 

Morse, Leonard, Hartford, May 28, 1907. 

Mortimer, IVIrs. Sarah W'hite Lee, Cambridge, Mass., Dec. i, 1908. 

Moseley, Mrs. P'lorence C, New Haven, Nov. 4, 1902. 

Moses, Theodore W., Norfolk, March 3, 1908. 

Moulton, Mrs. Rachel White, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1902. 

Munson, Myron Andrews, West Hartford, Nov. 7, 1905. 

Naylor, James H., Hartford, Nov. 5, 1907. 

Nichols, James, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Noble, Charles Henry, New Milford, Nov. 7, 1905. 

Northam, Charles H., Hartford, March 7, 1893. 

Norton, Charles Augustus Quincy, Hartford, May 28, 1907. 

Norton, Frederick E., Hartford, Oct. 2, 1906. 

Olmsted, Fannie Maria, Hartford, Jan. 6, 1S91. 

Page, Bertrand A., Hartford, Oct. 27, 190S. 

Paine, James ]Monroe, Danielson, Nov. 7, 1905. 

Parker, Edwin Pond, D. D., Hartford, Nov. 3. 1891. 

Parker, P'rancis Hubert, Hartford, April 6, 1886. 

Parker, John ^L, Jr., Hartford, April 4, 1905. 



Parker, Samuel Eugene, Shelter Island, X. Y., March 6, 1906. 

Parsons, Francis, Hartford, April 4, 1899. 

Parsons, Mrs. Louise B., New Britain, IVIarch 2, 1909. 

Patterson, Thomas H., Bristol, March 6, r9o6. 

Pattison, Alexander T., Sirasbury, May 2, 1905. 

Payne, Frederick Weller, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1907. 

Peck, Epaphroditus, Bristol, Jan. 4, 189S. 

Peck, John Hyde, West Hartford, Jan. 2, 1906. 

Peets, Mrs. Ella M. Meyers, New Haven, Jan. 5, 1909. 

Persiani, Charles C, Plantsville, Oct. 3, 1905. 

Perkins, Arthur, Hartford, April 4, 1899. 

Perkins, J. Deming, Litchfield, April i, 1890. 

Perkins, Mrs. Mary R., Hartford, Jan. 4. 1S9S. 

Perry, Mrs. Anna Morris, Marietta, O., Oct. 27, 1908. 

Phelps; Antoinette Randolph, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1893. 

Phelps, Charles, Rockville, Nov. i, 1904. 

Phelps, Charles Gustavus, Wallingford, Nov. 5, 1907. 

Phillips, Ebenczer Sanbor7i, Bridge])ort, ]\Iay 3, 189S. 

Phyfe, Robert Eston, Hartford, March 3, 1908. 

Piper, Edwin P., Hartford, May 25, 1909- 

Pitkin, Albert Hastings, Hartford, Dec. 3, 1907. 

Pitkin, Mrs. vSarah L., Hartford, April i, 1890. 

Piatt, James Perry, IVIeriden, Feb. 6, 1906. 

Potter, Rev. Rockwell Harmon, Hartford, April 2, 1901. 

Pratt, Edward Burt, Hartford, May 24, 1904. 

Pratt, Elias, M. D., Torrington, Nov. 7, 1899. 

Pratt, Lewellyn, D. D., Norwich, Nov. i. 1S87. 

Prentice, Samuel Oscar, Hartford, r\-b. 6, 1894. 

Preston, Edward V., Hartford, Oct. 27, i9pS. . . 

Preston, Miles Barber, Hartford, K\tx'\\ 4, 1S99. 

Prichard, Katharine A., Waterbury, April i, 1902. 

Prior, Charles FMward, Hartford, March 2, 1909. 

Randall, Herl)ert, Hartford, April 7, 1903- 

Ray, Wyeth E., Hartford, Oct. 27, i(;o8. 

Raymond, Mrs. Selah N., Hartford, Nov. i, 1904. 

Richards, Francis Henry, Hartford, July 11, 1893. 

Risley, Mrs. Emoret Scott, Rockvillr, April 2, 1907. 

Robbins, Edward D., Wethersfield, Jmie 5, 1883. 

Roberts, George, Hartford, April 2, i"^95- 

Roberts, Henry, Hartford, May 5, iSi)i. 

Roberts, Martin Leonard, New Havcii. Jan. 2, 1906. 

Robinson, John Trumbull, IL'irtford, -May 27, 1903. 

Robinson, Lucius F., Hartford, Feb. 4. 1890. 

Rogers, Ernest E., New London, A])til 6, 1897. l 

Root, John Gilbert, Hartford, Oct. 7. 1890. j 

Rudd, Malcolm Day, Lakeville, March 6, 1900. j 

Sage, John Hall, Portland, Nov. 5, iSi)5. I 

St. John, Howell Williams, Hartford. Nov. 3, 1891. 



Sattig, Gustave R., New Haven, May 28, 1907. 

Scott, Frederick Andrew, Terryville, May 28, 190;. 

Scott, J. Stanley, Hartford, Oct. 27, 1908. 

Searls, Charles Edwin, Thompson, Nov. i, 1904. 

Seymour, Morris Woodruff, Bridgeport, March 3, iS^i. 

Seymour, Rev. Storrs O., Litchfield, March 3, 1891. 

Seymour, William O., Ridgefield, May 2, 1905. 

Sheffield, Henry Curtis, Hartford, May i, 1906. 

Shelton, Henry Tweedy, Bridgeport, Aprils, 189S. 

Shepard, James, New Britain, April 7, 1891. 

Shipman, Arthur L., Hartford, Nov. i, 1898. 
I Simmons, William S., Central Village, May 2, 1905. 

Simpson, Samuel, Tolland, Nov. i, 1904. 

Skilton, DeWitt C, Hartford, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Smith, Frank George, Hartford, April 2, 1895. 

Smith, Mrs. Jane T., Hartford, April i, 1890. 
i Spencer, Alfred, Jr., Hartford, March 3, 190S. 

I Sperry, Henry ISIarshall, Hartford, May i, 1906. 

I Sperry, Lewis, East Windsor Hill, May 28, 1907. 

f: Stadtmueller, Frank Hepp, Elmwood, Nov. 3, 1903. 

If- Stanton, Lewis Elliott, Hartford, May 6, 1879. 

^ Starr, Elsie Gertrude, Newington Junction, April 4, 1905. 

I Starr, Frank Farnsworth, Middletown, Nov. 7, 1S82. 

I Stearns, Rev. Charles Cummings, Claremont, Cal., May 29, 18SS. 

I Steele, Edward Lee, Hartford, May i, 1906. 

I Stevens, Harold Warriner, Hartford, Nov. 4, 1902. 

■% Stillman, Henry A., Hartford, Feb. 3, 1891. 

I Stoeckel, Carl, Norfolk, :May 6. 1890. 

I Stoeckel, Mrs. Ellen Battel I, Norfolk, :March 3, 1896. 

I Stone, Charles Greene, Hartford, April 2, 1S95. 

I Stone, George F., Hartford, Jan. 4, 1S98. 

\ Storrs, Mrs. Mary R., Hartford, Nov. i, 1892. 

Sugden, Frank Waldo, Hartford, May i, 1906. 

Swords, Joseph Forsyth, Sulphur, Ind. Ter., May 7, 1895. 
* Talcott, Charles Hooker, Hartford, May 27, 1903. 

Talcott, Mary Kingsbury, Hartford, April i, 1890. 

Tallman, James Hazelton, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1892. 

Taylor, Edwin P., Hartford, Dec. 3, 1907. 

Taylor, James Palmer, Hartford, Nov. 5, 189S. 

Taylor, John M., Hartford, Dec. 5, 1893. 
Terry, James, Hartford. INIay 19, 1868. 

Thompson, Arthur Ripley, West Hartford, Dec. 3, 1901. 

Tillotson, Edward Sweetser, New York. N. Y., Feb. 5, 1901. 

Tracy, Cornelius, Waterbury, May 2, 1905. 

Tracy, Dwight, Cambridge, IVIass., May i, 1906. 

Tracy, Emma Louise, Short Beach, R. L, Nov. 5, 1S95. 

Trumbull, Jonathan, Norwich, Feb. 3, 1891. 
Tuller, Mrs. Ellen Hall, Hartford, ^Islv 3, 1903. 



Tiiller, Mabel Oiajiipion, Hartford, Nov, 4, 1902. 

Turnbull, Thomas, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1892. 

Turnbull, Thomas, Jr., M.D., Allegheny, Pa., Nov. 3, 1891. 

Tuttle, Ruel Crompton, Windsor, Oct. 27, 190S. 

Twichell, Rev. Joseph Hopkins, Hartford, Feb. 5, 1S89. 

Twichell, Willis I., Hartford, Jan. 10, 1893. 

Tyler, Rollin L'slier, Tylerville, Nov. 4, 1902. 

Upham, Charles Leslie, Meriden, May 26, 1896. 

Upson, Lyman Allyn, Thompson ville, July 11, 1893. 

Van Alstynie, Lazurence, Sharon, March 5, 1S95. 

Wadsworth, Her1:)ert Clinton, Hartford, May i, 1900. 

Walker, Williston, S. T. D., New Haven, Oct. 6, 1891. 

Warner, Donald T., Salisbury, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Washburn, Albert L., Hartford, March 6, 1906. 

Waterman, Edgar Francis, Hartford, Nov. 3, 1903. 

Way, John Latimer, Hartford, Oct. 27, 1908. 

Weaver, Thomas Snell, Hartford, May 3, 1892. 

Webb, Rodolphus L., ^Mystic, March 3, 1896. 

Welles, Charles Thomas, Hartford, Nov. 1, 1892. 

Welles, Edgar Thaddeus, New York, N. Y., Dec. 2, 1894. 

Welles, Edwin Stanley, Newington, Nov. 5, 1895. 

Wells, Charles T., Hartford, Jan. 5, 1892. 

Whaples, Meigs Heywood, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1SS9. 

White, Herbert Humphrey, Hartford, Jan. 5, 1897. 

Whitmore, Mrs. Harriet Eliza Goulden, Hartford, Feb. 4, 1902. 

Whittlesey, Granville, Danbury, May 7, 1901. 

Wiard, Albert Lyman, New Britain, Dec. 3, 1907. 

Wilcox, Edward P., West Winsted, Nov. 4, 1902. 

Willard, James LeBaron, Brooklyn, N. Y., May 23, 1905. 

Willard, Sanmel Porter, Colchester, May 2, 1905. 

Williams, Frank Backus, Hartford, May 28, 1907. 

Williams, George Clinton Fairchild, Hartford, Nov. 7, igciS- 

Willis, Mrs. Mary Carter Hawley, Litchfield, Nov. 6, 1905. 

Woodruff, George HI., Litchfield, April i, 1890. 

Woodward, Charles Guilford, Hartford, May 27, 1903. 

Woodward, P. Henry, Hartford, May 17, 1864. 

Woodward, Richard Warham, New Haven, Nov. 13, 188S. 

Woodward, Mrs. Sarah Cazneau Day, New Haven, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Worcester, Edward Strong, Norwich, May i, 1900. 

Wright, Asahel Johnson, Hartford, Nov. i, 1904. 

Wright, Fayette Lawson, Pouifret Center, May 2, 1905. 

Wright, Rev. Otis Olney, Sandy Hook, Nov. 7, 1905. 



f?onorary 2TIcmbcr. 



Hall, Hubert, F. S. A., London, Eng., Oct. 2, 1900. 



(Eorresponbing HTcmbcrs. 



iVbbe, Prof. Cleveland, Washington, D. C, Dec. i, 1S96. 

Allen, Francis Olcott, Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 2, 1902. 

Andrews, Charles M., Ph.D., Baltimore, Md., Jan. 5, 1897. 

Brock, Robert A., Richmond, Va., March 2, 1SS6. 

Green, Samuel A., M. D., LL. D., Boston, Mass., Nov. 9. iSSo. 

Isliani, Charles, New York, N. Y., Feb. 4, 1890. 

Johnston, Henry P., New York, N. Y., Jan. 4, 1887. 

Sheldon, George, Boston, Mass., July 2, 1889. 

Treat, John Harvey, Lawrence, Mass., June 7, 1S87. 

Winslow, Rev. William Copley, D.D., LL.D., Boston, Mass., Nov. 13. 1S94. 



38- 



Donations 



Names. 



Residences. 



!i 



> £< : «5 



Abbe, Cleveland, . . _ _ 

Adams, C. CoUard, - - - - 

Allaben, Frank, - - 

Allen, N. H., - - - - - 

Alvord, Samuel M., - - - - 

American Baking Powder Ass'n, 

American Catholic Historical Sec, - 

American Congregational Ass'n, 

American Historical Association, 

American Philosophical Society, 

Andover Theological Seminary, 

Andrews, William S., 

An.stice, Henry, - - - 

Anti-Imperialist League, - - - 

Arkansas Historical Association, 

Arnold, James N., - 

Associated Charities, 

Ayer, Mary Far well, - - - - 

Bacon, William P., - 

Baldwin, George E., - 

Baldwin, Simeon E., - . . . 

Barbour, Sylvester, - - - - 

Barnes, Trescott C, - 

Bates, Albert C, - - .. - 

Bennett, Edgar B., - 

Berkeley Divinity School, 

Bishop, Ellis, - - - - 

Blodgett, Isaac D., - - - - 

Boardman, William F. J., - 

Bradley, Charles, . - . . 

Brainard, Lucy A., . . - - 

Brainard, Morgan B., 

Brown, William C, - 

Bulkeley, Morgan G., 

Bunker Hill Monument Association, 

Bureau of Railwav News, - 

Burr, Daniel S., ' - 

Burrows Brothers, - - . - 

Cambridge Historical Society, - 

Canadian Government, 

Carnegie Institute, - - - - 

Chapin, Gilbert W., - - - - 

Chicago & Northwestern R. R., 

Chicago Historical Society, 



Washington, D. C, 


1 


1 


Cromwell, Conn., - 


2 




New York, N. Y., - 


2 


— — 


Worcester, Mass., - 


— 


I — 


Hartford, Conn., - 


I 


— 


New York, N. Y., - 


2 


— 


Philadelphia, Pa., - 


2 


— 1 — 


Boston, Mass., 


— 


I ; — 


Washington, D. C, 


2 


— ■ — 


Philadelphia, Pa., - 


6 


— ! — 


Andover, Mass., 





2 — 


Guilford, Conn., - 





I — 


New York, -N. Y., - 


I 


— — 


Boston, Mass., 


— 


I — 


Fayetteville, Ark., - 


I 


- - 1 


Providence, R. I., - 


I 


1 


Boston, Mass., 





I \- 


Boston, Mass., 


I 


3 


New Britain, Conn., 


I 




Forestville, N. Y., - 


I 


— — 


New Haven, Conn., 


— 


I — 


Hartford, Conn., - 


T- 


— — 


Riverton, Conn., - 




I — 


Hartford, Conn., - 


~6 


T — 


East Berlin, Conn., 


— 


! 
2 — 


Middletown, Conn., 





2 — 


Middletown, Conn., 


— 


— I 


Boston, Mass., 


I 


— — 


Hartford, Conn., - 


— 


1 — 


Newark, N. J., 


1 


— — 


Hartford, Conn., 


3 


1 — 


Hartford, Conn.. - 


I 


— — 


Hartford, Conn., - 


I 


— — 


Hartford, Conn., - 


-> 


— — 


Boston, ^lass., 


I 


— — 


Chicago, 111., - 


I 


— — 


Binghamton, N. Y., 


— 


T — 


Cleveland, O.. 


I 


— — 


Cambridge, Mass., - 


I 


— — 


Ottawa, Can.. - 


2 


— — 


Washington, I). C, 


— 


I — 


Hartford, Conn., - 


— 


2 — 


Chicago, 111., - 


I 


— — 


Chicago, 111., - 


2 


3 — 



3D 



Names. 



Residences. 





1 








o 


K 




c 


a i 










i o 


CS 


: > 





City Registry Department, 
Clark, The late George A., 
Clark, Mrs. Julia G.,- 
Clark, Walter H., - - - - 
Colonial Dames of America, 
Colonial Society of Pennsylvania, - 
Connecticut, State of, - - - 
Conn. Academy of Arts and Sciences, 
Connecticut Society, S. A. R., - 
Connecticut State Board of Education 
Cook, The late Warren, _ - - 
Crocker, Mrs. Julia A., 

Daboll, L. E., 

Depew, Chauncey M., 

Detroit Museum of Art, 

Diocese of Connecticut, - 

Diocese of Vermont, - - - - 

Dyer, Mrs. Daniel T., 

Elmore, Samuel E., - 

Essex Institute, - - - - - 

Fairfield County Historical Society, 

Fairmount Park Art Association, 

Fenn, Linus T., - . _ _ _ 

First Church of Christ, Scientist, 

Free Public Library, - - - - 

Gay, Alice M., - ' - 

Geer, Everett S., 

Geological Survev of Canada, - 

Gill, C. S.,- -'---- 

Gilman, William C, - 

Gladwin, Mrs. Ellen H., - 

Godard, George S., - 

Goldthwaite, The late Jane, 

Goodspeed, William R., - 

Goodwin, James J., - - - - 

Goold, Nathan, 

Grafton Press, - - - - - 
Green, Samuel A., - 
Griswold, Mar}- A., - 
Harris, Walter S., - 

Hart, Samuel, 

Hartford Courant Co., 
Hartford Printing Co., 
Hartford Public Library, - 
Harvard Universitv, - - - - 
Helbig, Richard E., - - - 
Henry, E. Stevens, - - - - 
Hinckley, Howard N., 
Hispanic Society of America, - 
Historical Societv of Delaware, 



Boston, Mass., 


I 


— — 


Utica, N. Y., - 





17 3 


Hartford, Conn., - 


I 




Hartford, Conn., - 


I 


— 


New York, N. Y., - 


I 





Philadelphia, Pa., - 
Hartford, Conn., - 


I 
9 


^ 5 


New Haven, Conn., 


I 





Hartford, Conn., - 


— 


I — 


Hartford, Conn., - 


1 


^5 — 


Windsor, Conn., 







New Haven, Conn., 





I — 


New London, Conn., 


— 


I — 


New York, N. Y., - 


— 


6 — 


Detroit, Mich., 


— 


2 — 


Windsor, Conn., 


I 


— — 


Woodstock, Vt., 


1 


— — 


Collinsville, Conn., 





2 — 


Hartford, Conn., - 


f 


2 - 


Salem, Mass., - 


I 


I — 


Bridgeport, Conn..- 
Philadelphia, Pa., - 
Hartford, Conn., - 


I 


I — 
I — 


Hartford, Conn., - 


I 


— — 


Jacksonville, Fla., - 
Hartford, Conn., - 


4 


I — 

7 


Hartford, Conn., - 




— I 


Ottawa, Can., - 


5 


9 1 


New Orleans, La., - 


I 




Norwich, Conn., - 


I 


I — 


Hartford, Conn., - 


13 


93 — 


Hartford, Conn., - 




I — 


Hartford, Conn., - 


3-^ 


64 - 


Hartford, Conn., - 


I 


— — . 


' Hartford, Conn.. - 


14 


— — 


\ Portland, Me., 




I — 


: New York, N. Y., - 


— 


I — 


\ Boston, Mass., 


I 


7 5 


i Hartford, Conn., - 


I 


— — 


1 Hartford, Conn.. - 


1 


— — 


Middletown, Conn., 


4 


— — 


Hartford. Conn., - 




25 — 


Hartford, Conn.. - 


lOI 


— — 


Hartford, Conn.. - 


— 


I — 


Cambridge. Mass.. - 


2 


1 — 


New York. N. Y.. - 


— 


I — 


Rockville. Conn., - 


s 


— — 


Hartford, Conn., - 


I 


_ _ 


New York, N. Y., - 


— 


I — 


Wilmington. Del.. - 


— 


5 — 



40 



Names 



Residences. 



Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 

Hooper, Joseph, . . _ 

Huidekoper, Edgar, - - - 

Illinois Historical vSociety, 

Indian Rights Association, 

International Silver Company, 

Ives, Joel S., - 

John Crerar Library, 

Johns Hopkins University, 

Johnson, William E., 

Kansas Historical Society, 

Kibbe, James A., . - _ 

Kcngl. Vitt. Hist. & Antik. Akad., 

Lake, Albert E., 

Lake Mohonk Conference, 

Leland Stanford Jr. University, 

Lewis, Alfred H., - - - 

Library of Congress, - 

Long Island Historical Society, 

Looniis, Thomas H., - 

Maine Historical Societv, - 

Marble, John M. C, - ' - 

Markham, Ernest A., 

Maryland Historical Society, - 

Massachusetts Historical Society, 

Massachusetts Society S. A. R., 

Mather, Horace E., - 

Matthews, Albert, - 

Maxwell, Francis T., 

Meeker, Helen, - - - - 

Merchants Association, 

Mitchell, J. Alfred, - 

Morgan, J. Pierpont, 

Moses, Zebina, - - - - 

Municipal Art Society, 

Murray, Thomas H., - 

Museum of Fine Arts, 

National Soldiers Home, - 

Naval War Records Office. 

Neifert, William W., 

Newberry Library, - 

New Britain Institute, 

New England Hist. Gen. Society, 

New Haven Colony Hist. Society, 

New Jersey Historical Society, 

New York Gen. and Biog. Society, 

New York Historical Society, - 

Noble, Henry H., - - ' - 

Norton, Charles A. Q., 



Philadelphia, Pa., - 


2 





Durham, Conn., 


— 


3 


Meadville, Pa., 


I 





Springfield, 111., 


2 


— 


Philadelphia, Pa., - 


— 


I 


Meriden, Conn., 


I 


— 


Meriden, Conn., 


— 


2 


Chicago, 111., - 


— 


2 


Baltimore, Md., 


I 


— 


W. Hartford, Conn., 


I 


— 


Topeka, Kan., 


I 


— 


Warehouse P't, Conn. 


I 


— 


Stockholm, Sweden, 


I 


I 


Chicago, 111., - 





I 


Lake Mohonk, N.Y., 


2 


— 


Stanford, Cal., 


I 


— 


New York, N. Y., - 


I 


— 


Washington, D. C, 


4 


3 


Brooklyn, N. Y., - 


I 


1 


Steubenville, O., - 


I 


— 


Portland, Me., 


I 


2 


Los Angeles, Cal., - 


— 


1 


Durham, Conn., 


I 


— 


Baltimore, Md., 


2 


I 


Boston, Mass., 


3 


2 


Boston, Mass., 


I 


— 


Hartford, Conn., - 


3 


5 


Boston, Mass., 




2 


Rockville, Conn., - 


2 


— 


Dan bur V, Conn., - 


— 


I 


New York, N. Y., - 


I 


4 


Boston, jNIass., 


I 


— 


New York, N. Y., - 


23 


— 


Washington, D. C. 


1 


— 


Hartford, Conn., - 


— 


2 


Sea view, Mass., 


I 


— 


Boston, Mass.. 


1 


— 


Soldiers Home, O., 


I 


^— 


Washington, D. C, 


I 


— 


Hartford, Conn., - 


— 


-; 


Chicago, 111., - 


— 


I 


New Britain, Conn., 


— 


I 


Boston, Mass., 


I 


— 


New Haven, Conn., 


— 


1 


Newark, N. J.. 


2 


— 


New York, N. Y., - 


I 


— 


New York, N. Y., - 


2 


— 


Essex, N. Y., - 





I 


Hartford, Conn., - 


1 


— 


Halifax, N. S., 


I 


— 



41 



Names. 



Ohio Arch, and Historical Scciety. - 
Oklahoma Historical Society, - 
Old Northwest Genealogical Scciety, 
Oppenheini, Samuel, - . - 

Oread Institute, . _ _ _ 

Paine, Frederick W., 
Parker, Samuel E., - 
Patterson Library, Subscribers for, - 
Pennsylvania History Club, 
Perrv, Mrs. Anna M., 
Pitkin, Mary G., 

Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Ass'n, - 
Presbyterian Historical Society, 
Princeton Universit}', _ . _ 
Public Library, ----- 
Public Museum, . . _ _ 

Reynolds Family Association, - 
Rhode Island Record Commission, - 
Royal Historical Society, - - - 
Roval Society of Canada, - 
Ruth Wyllys' Chapter, D. A. R., 
Salmagundi Club, - . _ - 
Sanders, Charles \V., 
Schenck, Mrs. Elizabeth H., - 
Schenectady Co. Historical Scciety, 
Seymour, William O., 
Sheldon, George, _ - . . 
Shepard, James, . . . - 

Simms, Joseph, - - - - - 
•Smith, Eddy H., . - . . 
Smith, Frank, - - - - - 
Smith, Mrs. Jane T., - 
Smithsonian Institution, - 
Society of Colonial Wars, - 
Starr, Frank F., - - . . 

State Historical Society, - 
State Historical Society, - - - 
State Historical Society, - - - 
State Historical Society, - - - 
Swedish American Plist. Society, 
Syracuse Public Library, - 
Talcott, Mary K., - ' - 
Taylor, John M., - . - - 
Trinity College, - - . . 

United States, 

United States Brewers Association, - 
University of Cincinnati, - - - 
L'niversity of Glasgow, 
University of Missouri, 
University of Nashville, - - - 



1 


1 

1 




c 






•/•; 













Residences. 


•X 


'■J 


^ 




> 


= 


1 
<5 


Cokmibus, 0., 


I 


_ 


_ 


Oklahoma City, Oki. 


— 


1 


— 


Columbus, O., 


I 


— 


— 


New York, N. Y., - 


I 


I 


— 


Worcester, Mass., - 


T 


— 


- 


Hartford, Conn., - 


2 


— 


— 


Shelterlsland, N.V., 


— 


1 


— 


Hartford, Conn., - 


I 





— 


Philadelphia, Pa.. - 


— 


I 


- 


I\Iarietta, O., - 


s 


13 


— 


New Haven, Conn.. 


— 


— 


1 


Deerfield, Mass., - 


I 


— 


_ 


Philadelphia. Pa., - 


I 


— 


— 


Princeton, N. J.. - 


I 


1 


— 


: Providence, R. I , - 


— 


1 


— 


! Milwaukee, Wis., - 


I 


— 


— 


Abington, Pa., 


— 


T 


— 


Providence, R. I.. - 


— 


I 


— 


I London, England. - 


I 


— 


- 


: Ottawa, Can., - 


3 


— 


— 


1 Hartford, Conn., - 


I 


I 


— 


1 New York, N. Y., - 


— 


I 


— 


i New York, N. Y., - 


I 


— 


-- 


Washington, D. C, 


— 


— 


I 


i Schenectady. N. Y., 


1 


— 


— 


1 Ridgetield, Conn.. - 


I 


— 


— 


1 Boston, Mass., 


— 


I 


— 


j New Britain, Conn., 


12 


— 


— 


i Hartford, Conn., - 


— 


— 


2 


! Hartford, Conn., - 


1 


— 


— 


j Dover, Mass., - 


— 


1 


— 


Hartford, Conn., - 


3 


— 


— 


Washington, D. C, 


4 


7 


— 


■ Washington, D. C, 


— 


1 


— 


I Middletown, Conn., 


3 


— 


— 


Denver, Col., - 


1 


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Iowa City, Iowa, 


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University of North Carolina, - 
University of Texas, - - - 
University of Toulouse, 
Vermont State Library, 
Vineland Historical Society, - 
Virginia State Library, 
Vivisection Reform Societv, 
Weakley, Frank H., - 
Welles, Charles T., - 
Wesleyan L^niversity, 
WhitnWe, Mrs. Harriet E. G., 
Whitsett, William H., 
Wolcott, Chandler. - 
Woods, Henry E., - 
Woodward, George, - 
Worcester Societv of Antiquitv, 
Wright, Asabel j'., - 
Wyoming Hist, ds: Geol. Society, 
Yale University, 




Chapel Hill, N. C- 
Austin, Tex., - 
Toulouse, France, - 
i Montpelier, Vt., 
j Vineland, N. J., 
I Richmond, Va., 
i Chicago, 111., - 
j Providence, R. I., - 
j Hartford, Conn., - 
I Middletown, Conn., 
j Hartford, Conn., - 
j Richmond, Va., 
I Rochester, N. Y., - 
I Boston, Mass., 
i Philadelphia, Pa., - 
I Worcester, Mass., - 
! Hartford, Conn., - 
I Wilkes-Barre, Pa.,- 
New Haven, Conn., 





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ANNUAL REPORT 



OF 



^§e Connecticut ^istoxiccit ^ocid^ 



May, 19 1 o 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF 



^§e Connecticut '^ieioxicat ^ocicf^ 



REPORTS AND PAPERS PRESENTED AT THE ANNUAL 
MEETING, MAY 24, 1910 



ALSO A LIST OF OFFICERS AND MEMBERS AND OF 
DONATIONS FOR THE YEAR 




HARTFORD 

PCBMSHED BY THE SOCIETY 

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©fficcrs of tl^c Society. 



President. 

- SAMUEL HART, Middletown. 

Vice-Presidents. 

JAMES J. GOODWIN, Hartford. 

SIMEON E. BALDWIN, New Haven. 

JONATHAN TRUMBULL, Norwich. 

MORRIS W. SEYMOUR, Bridgeport. 

CARL STOECKEL, Norfolk. 

FRANK FARNSWORTH STARR, - - - - Middletown. 

ELLEN D. LARNED, Thompson. 

E. STEVENS HENRY, - - - - - - - Rockville. 

Recording Secretary. 

ALBERT C. BATES, - Hartford. 

Corresponding Secretary. 

W. DeLOSS love, Hartford. 

Treasurer. 

JOHN E. MORRIS, Hartford. 

Librarian. 

ALBERT C. BATES, - - Hartford. 

Auditor. 

EDGAR F. WATERMAN, Hartford. 

Membership Committee. 

^SAMUEL HART, est: officio, - - - - - - Middletown. 

.JULIUS GAY, - Farmington. 

JANE T. SMITH, - - Hartford. 

ALBERT C. BATES, - - - - - - - Hartford. 

GEORGE S. GODARD, - Hartford. 

HENRY A. CASTLE, - - Plainville. 

EDWIN P. TAYLOR, -.---.- Hartford. 

ASAHEL J. WRIGHT, ------- Hartford. 

Library Committee. 

SAMUEL HART, ex officio, Middletown. 

FRANCIS H. PARKER, ------ Hartford. 

THOMAS S. WEAVER, Hartford. 

J. COOLIDGE HILLS, Hartford. 

Publication Committee. 

SAMUEL HART, ex officio, ----.- Middletown. 

ALBERT C. BATES, Hartford. 

LEVERETT BELKNAP, ------ Hartford. 

FORREST MORGAN, ----... Hartford. 

Committee on Monthly Papers. 

FRANCIS PARSONS, Hartford. 

ARTHUR L. SHIPMAN, Hartford. 

CHARLES G. WOODWARD, Hartford. 



Kesobe 3ncorporating 
Sf]c (Eonnecticut historical Society 

passeb IHaij, ^825; Hericmeb ITTay, ^839; 
CImenbcb ^^cbruary, j(905. 



Resolved by this Assembly, That John Trumbull, Thomas C. Browuell, 
Timothy Pitkin, John S. Peters, William W. Ellsworth, Thomas Day, 
Thomas Robins, Daniel Burhans, Thomas Hubbard, Isaac Toucey, Na- 
thaniel S. Wheaton, George Sumner, Roger M. Sherman, William T. 
Williams, Martin Wells, Joseph Battell, William Cooley, Thomas H. 
Gallaudet, Thomas S. Williams, Eli Todd, Walter :Mitchell, George W. 
Doane, Sanmel B. Woodward, S. H. Huntington, Samuel W. Dana, 
James Gould, Samuel A. Foote, Nathan Johnson, Hawley Olmsted, 
Benjamin Trumbull, John Hall, and their associates and successors, be, 
and hereby are ordained, constituted and declared to be forever here- 
after, a body corporate, by the name of The Connecticut Historical Society , 
and by that name, they, their associates and successors shall and may 
have perpetual succession; shall be capable of suing and being sued, 
pleading and being impleaded, and also to purchase, receive, hold and 
convey any estate, real or personal, to an amount not exceeding three 
hundred thousand dollars; and may have a common seal, and the same 
may alter at pleasure, may establish rules relative to the admission oi 
future members; may ordain, establish, and put in execution such by- 
laws and regtilations, not contrar\' to the provisions of this charter, or 
the laws of this State, as shall be deemed necessary for the government 
of said Corporation. 

The Governor of this State, the Lieutenant Governor, and the Judges 
of the Superior Court, shall be ex officio members of the Society. 

Said Corporation shall meet once a year for the choice of a President, 
Vice-President, Corresponding Secretary, Recording Secretary, Treas- 
urer, and such other officers as may be designated from time to time by 
the by-laws of the Society. 

The first meeting of the Society shall be holden at the State House in | 

Hartford at such time as shall be designated by the Honorable John , 

Trumbull, notice thereof being jireviously given in one or more news- I 

papers printed in Hartford. » 

Provided, nevertheless, that this act of incorporation shall be subject 
to be revoked or altered, at the pleasure ot the General Assembly. 



IS^'iaws. 



ARTIC1.E I. MEMBERS. 



I Section i. The Society shall consist of active, corresponding, and 

j; honorary members. Only active members shall Vje entitled to vote in 

1 any meeting of the Society, 

I . Corresponding and honorary members shall be persons residing out 

5 of the State of Connecticut, and shall not be subject to any admission 

i fee or dues. 

I Honorary members shall be persons who may have rendered important 

i public service to the State of Connecticut, or to the cause of historic 

I inquiry, or literature generally. 

Section 2. Every application for active membership shall be in 
writing, signed by the applicant, shall be supported by the written 
recommendation of at least one active member residing in the State of 
Connecticut, and shall be accompanied by the admission fee of three 
dollars. Such applications must be made upon blank forms fur- 
nished by the Society and shall contain a brief personal sketch of the 
applicant. 

Every nomination for the election of corresponding or honorary 
members shall be based upg»ii the application, in writing, of at least two 
active members, residing in the State of Connecticut, stating the reason 
for such nomination, and the qualifications of the persons proposed for 
membership. 

Section 3. No person shall be voted for as an active, corresponding, 
I or honorary member until at least the meeting next succeeding the vnc 

I at which his election is recommended by the Committee on ^Membership. 

Whenever a vote shall be taken on the admission of a member and 
* there shall be found two ballots against his admission, the presiding 

officer shall declare the election postponed. At the next regular meet- 
ing, if the recommendation of the Committee on ^Membership. shall be 
renewed, he may be admitted by the votes of two-thirds of the members 
present. 

Section 4. Active members shall pay as annual dues to the Society 
three dollars if they reside within the city of Hartford, and two tloILirs 
if they reside without said city. Any active member, not indebted to 
the Society for dues, may constitute himself a life member by paying at 
one time the sum of fifty dollars. 

The annual dues of members shall be payable in advance on the tirst 
day of May in each year. The payment of the annual dues shall con- 
stitute a condition of membership, and the neglect or refusal to pay the 
same for the period of six months after they become due shall be deemed 
a withdrawal from the Societv. 



ARTICI^E II. OFFICERS. 

Section i. The officers of the Society, to be elected at the annual 
meeting by ballot, and to hold their offices for one year and until others • I 

shall be chosen, shall be, a President, not exceeding eight Vice-Presi- i 

dents, a Recording Secretary, a Corresponding Secretary, a Treasurer, j 

an Auditor, a Committee on Membership to consist of seven members, \ 

Committees on the Library, on Publication, and on Monthly Papers, 
each to consist of three members. Only active members resident in the 
State of Connecticut shall be eligible to office. 

The preceding officers and the chairmen of the several committees 
shall constitute the Standing Committee of the Society. | 

The presiding officer shall name the members of all special committees i 

ordered raised at any meeting. | 

A Librarian and Cabinet Keeper shall be appointed by the Standing j 

Committee, whenever such appointment shall be deemed advisable. | 

Section 2. The President shall be chairman of the Standing Com- ] 

mittee, and a member of the Committees on Membership, the Library, | 

and Publication; shall preside at all meetings of the Society and of the j 

Standing Committee; and shall deliver or provide for an address at the | 

annual meeting. ' j 

The Recording Secretary shall call all meetings of the Society; shall i 

have custody of the files, records, and seal of the Society; shall give j 

notice to new members of their election, and furnish them certificates \ 

of membership; and shall keep an accurate journal of the transactions j 

of the Society and of the Standing Committee. | 

The Corresponding Secretary shall conduct the correspondence in \ 

behalf of the Society. 

The Treasurer shall receive the admission fees, and report the names 
of the persons paying the same to the Recording Secretary; shall receive 
all other moneys due, and all donations or bequests of money made to 
the Society; shall pay to the order of the chairman of the Standing 
Committee such sums as may be required for the ordinary expenses of 
the Society and such as the Society or Standing Committee may other- 
wise direct to be paid; shall keep a true and faithful account of all 
moneys received and paid by him, and of the property and debts of the 
Society; and shall, at the annual meeting, render an audited statement 
thereof. 

The Librarian, under the direction of the Committee on the Library, 
shall arrange and have charge of all books, pamphlets, manuscripts. 
and other articles belonging to or deposited in the rooms of the Society; 
and shall, at the annual meeting of the Society, make a full report of 
his doings as Librarian during the past year, and of the condition of the 
Library. 

The Auditor shall, prior to the annual meeting, examine the books, 
accounts and financial statements of the Treasurer, and compare the 
same with the vouchers and securities in the Treasurer's hands and 
certify the result of such examination to the Societv. 



j Section 3, The Committee on Membership shall consider all appli- 

f- cations for membership, and shall report to the Society such applications 

I as said Committee may approve and recommend for admission. No 

I applications for membership shall be considered or acted upon by said 

f Committee during a meeting of the Society. 

I The Committee on the Library shall have the general oversight and 

; management of the library, manuscripts and other collections belonging 

I • to or deposited with the Society. Said Committee shall make purchases 

I for the library to such an amount as may be appropriated from time to 

I time for the purpose. 

I . The Committee on Publication shall have the superintendence of all 

h publications ordered by the Society. They shall, from time to time, 

4 report to the Society respecting the selection and arrangement of such 

I papers, from the library of the Society or other sources, as are most 

I suitable for publication in volumes of the Society's Collections. 

I The Committee on Monthly Papers shall provide for a paper to be 

r read at each regular meeting of the Society. 

I The Standing Committee shall act generally in behalf of the Society, 

I and shall fill all vacancies in any offices until the next regular meeting 

I of the Society. Any five members of this Committee may constitute a 

I quorum for the transaction of business, and a notice for a meeting of 

£ the Society shall be deemed a notice for a meeting of this Committee. 

I Special meetings of this Committee may be called by the Recording 

I Secretary by direction of the President. 

I ^ ARTICI.E III. MEETINGS. 

I Section i. An annual meeting shall be held in the month of May, 

I at such time as the Standing Committee shall appoint. 

I A regular meeting shall be held on the first Tuesday evening of each 

t month from October to May inclusive, unless otherwise ordered. 

I Section 2. Special meetings shall be called by direction of the 

I President, or, in his absence, on the application of three active members 

I to the Recording Secretary. 

I Notice of each meeting of the Society shall be sent by mail to each 

w active member at least two days prior thereto. And at any meeting. 

I duly called and notified, ten members shall constitute a quorum for the 

I transaction of business. 



ARTICLE IV. DONATIONS AND DEPOSITS. 

All donations to and deposits with the Society shall be enteretl in 
books kept for that purpose. 

No donations shall be exchanged or disposed of unless the Society 
have a duplicate of the same. 

All deposits left with the Society shall be carefully preserved, ami 
may at any time be taken away by the depositor in person, or deliv- 
ered on his written order. But every deposit which has not been so 



reclaimed or withdrawn shall, after the decease of the depositor, be 
entered as a donation, and be deemed the property of the Society; 
unless, at the time of making the deposit, other conditions shall have 
been prescribed by the depositor. 

ARTICLE V. LIBRARY. 

The rooms, with all books, manuscripts, pictures, and articles belong- 
ing to or deposited with the Society, shall be under the immediate 
charge of the Librarian, acting under the direction of the Committee on 
the Library. 

The library shall be opened for the inspection of the public, and the 
examination of books and manuscripts, and transcription therefrom, at 
such time, and on such conditions, as shall be prescribed by the Com- 
mittee on the Library; and no book or manuscript shall be taken from 
the rooms without a special vote of the Societ}-, except by the Committee 
on Publication. 

ARTICLE VI. PUBLICATION FUND. 

The legacy left to the Society by its late President, the Hon. Thomas 
Day, the avails of all life memberships, and all special donations and 
subscriptions which may be made thereto, shall constitute a Publication 
Fund, the income of which shall be applied, under the direction of the 
Committee on Publication, toward the expense of such publications as 
may be ordered by the Society. 

ARTICLE VII. ALTERATIONS. 

Any alteration of these by-laws shall be submitted to a regular meet- 
ing, held prior to that on which the vote on the same is taken. 



prcsibenfs Ctbbress. 



THE close of another year, the tenth in which I have had 
the honor of serving you in this office, finds us in occu- 
pancy of our newly provided and newly furnished library- and 
stack-rooms, and expecting to hold our next meeting in the 
refurnished hall which we have occupied before. The readjust- 
ment of the space under this roof, made possible (and indeed 
necessary) b}^ the erection of Mr. Morgan's and Mrs. Colt's 
memorial galleries, has given us the space for books and news- 
papers and archives, and also for consultation and stud}-, which 
enables us better to see and to use what we have on hand, 
even if it tells us more distinctl}^ of our wants and sets us to 
thinking as to the wa}- in which we can supply them. The 
Librarian, in connection with his report, will tell us of what 
has been done and what remains to be done in connection with 
these changes. We are under obligations to the authorities of 
the Athenaeum for their consideration of our needs and our 
comfort and for their expenditure on our behalf; and still 
more are we indebted to a generosity which we have experi- 
enced before, for the furnishing of the rooms w^th shelving of 
the very best t3'pe and for much that ensures safety and con- 
venience in the ordering of our rooms and their contents. I 
wish that I were allowed to make more definite recognition of 
all this; certainly none of us will be lacking in thankful appre- 
ciation of it. Special acknowledgment ought also to be made 
of the services rendered by the Librarian in connection witli 
the changes, which has caused him much labor and (I am 
sure) much patience. 

MEMBERSHIP. 

In the past year we have gained but five active members by 
election; and one person has been elected a corresponding 
member. Eight active members have resigned; several lia\-e 
been dropped for non-payment of dues; and two former mem- 
bers, whose names had been dropped, have reinstated them- 
selves. The roll shows at present the names of one honorary 



member, nine corresponding members, sixteen ex officio mem- 
bers (one of whom is also on the list of active members), and 
three hundred and eighty-one active members, of whom forty- 
one are members for life. We ought to have five hundred 
members regularly paying the small annual dues. 

OBITUARY. 

We record this year the deaths of two corresponding mem- 
bers, one of which took place before the last annual meeting: 

John Harvey Treat, of Lawrence, Mass., elected in 1887, 
died 9 November 1908; and 

Francis Olcott Allen, of Philadelphia, Pa., elected in 
1902, died 3 December 1909. 

The active members w^ho have died during the past year are 
as follows: 

John Gilbert Root, of Hartford, elected to membership 
in 1890, president of the Farmers and Mechanics National 
Bank, sometime Mayor of the city, and prominent in the life 
of the community, died 15 February 19 10. 

Charles Thomas W^ells, of Hartford, elected in 1892, son 
of Dr. Horace Wells, much interested in historical and anti- 
quarian matters, and the collector of a valuable library, died 
8 June 1909. 

Gilbert Otis Fay, of Hartford, admitted in 1893, ^ teacher 
in the American Asylum for the Deaf, died 18 February 1910. 

Henry Richardson Bond, a well-known citizen of New 
London, admitted in 1894, ^i^^ 3^ October 1909. 

James Palmer Taylor, of Hartford, admitted in 1898, 
President of the Charter Oak National Bank, died 10 October 
1909. 

meetings. 

At the monthl}' meetings, papers have been read to the mem- 
bers and others present, as provided b\' the committee in 
charge of that part of our work, as follows: 

In October, hy the Rev. Dr. Charles Ray Palmer, of New 
Haven, on the first ordained Teacher of the Church in New 
Haven, William Hooke. 

In November, by Mr. Julius Gay, of Fannington, on An 
early Hartford Seaman, Theologian, and Philanthropist, John 
Blackleach. 



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\ In December, by Professor Gustavus A. Kleene, of Trinity 

I College, who gave a partial history of the Movement for a 

\ shorter Work-day in the United States. 

I In January, by Chief Justice Simeon E. Baldwin, LL. D., of 

i New Haven, on the Seal of Connecticut. 

{ In February, by Mr. Origen Storrs Seymour, of New York, 

f • on The Battle of Saratoga and the Convention troops. 

I In March, by the Rev. Joseph H. Twitchell, of Hartford, 

I who spoke on Hartford in Literature, giving personal reminis- 

f cences. 

l In April, by the Rev. Dr. W. DeLoss Love, of Hartford, on 

I Indian Forts and Pequot Heads in Early Hartford, illustrated 

\ by a carefully constructed map. 

I In May, by Mr. Arthur Lefhngwell Shipman, of Hartford, 

j on Norwich between the Revolution and the Civil War. 

FINANCES AND FUNDS. 

The report of the Treasurer will show that our income this 
year from dues and dividends has been $1,215, while our 
ordinary expenses have been about $1,810. To meet this 
deficit $214 has been contributed by members in reply to a 
special appeal — $149 less than was received in the year 190S- 
09; and $500 has also been contributed, as in several fonner 
years, by our first Vice-President, whose generosity has relieved- 
a burden of anxiety, and to whom our sincere thanks are con- 
stantly due. It has been possible to transfer $363 of unex- 
pended balance to the Thomas Robbins Fund, in accordance 
with a plan approved last year, and to carry a balance of S67 
* to the next year's account. 

THE society's WORK. 

There has never been, I am sure, a more intelligent interest 
than there is to-day in those matters which specially belong 
to the work of this and kindred societies; the material which 
we collect and preserve was never more highly valued, and its 
use was never more constant or to better purpose. There is 
much yet to be done, which will call for the expenditure of 
time and labor and money; but the community which we serve 
will see that it is time and labor and money well spent: and 
with increasing opportunities it cannot but be that we shall 
have increasing facilities. 

Samuel Hart, President. 



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Sibrarian's Kcport 



Mr. President and Members of the Society: 

On the eighteenth of April the Society's library opened in 
its new quarters in the front part of the Athenaeum building. 
This event marks the culmination of the changes which have 
taken place in our rooms during the past 3'ear and a half — 
changes which on several occasions have almost for the time 
being put a stop to the Society's work. The disorganized 
condition of the rooms, the confusion, the dust and dirt which 
covered and seemed to penetrate ever^^thing and the labor in- 
volved must be left to the imagination of most of the members, 
and can onl}^ be appreciated b}- those who have been frequent 
visitors to our rooms during recent months. But the removal 
has been accomplished without closing the library to the 
readers for a single day, although they have been subjected to 
more or less inconvenience. 

The Society's thanks are due to Mr. Clifford, superintendent 
of the Athenaeum, for valuable advice and assistance in the 
planning for as well as the actual work of removal. 

Although the books and other property of the Society have 
all been removed from the old rooms, the work that still re- 
mains to be done in getting fully settled in the new rooms is 
enormous, seeming almost to equal what has already been 
accomplished. 

What was formerly the entrance hall on the second floor at 
the front of the Athenaeum building now serves as the library's 
general reading room. The whole room has been newly 
floored, the side walls freshly painted, plain glass substituted 
for the colored glass in the large window and new oak cases 
containing six hundred feet of shelving placed around the 
sides. Four new oak tables for readers and the electric fix- 
tures for lighting room, tables, and cases have been added. 
The final result is a very light and cheerful appearing room. 
Only the most frequently consulted books will be shelved here, 
and free access to the shelves will be allowed onlv in this 



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room. At present it contains general genealogical works and 
magazines, family genealogies, publications of hereditar}- and 
patriotic societies, New England history and general and local 
histories of the New England states, and of New York, Ohio, 
f and Pennsylvania. 

] The room of the same size adjoining on the north, which 

I was formerly the pottery room, has been similarly painted and 

I shelved. In it are placed the state and local histories that are 

f less frequently used, the books of American biography-, general 

I works on American history and the histories of the various 

(• wars, and bibliographical reference books. This room will be 

I used as a librarj^ work-room and occasionally for readers who 

\ are engaged in some special work. 

\ A vault opening into this room has been shelved with 115 

j feet of steel shelving sixteen inches in width. This additional 

i space for manuscripts w^as much needed. The volumes of 

Wolcott family papers and other bound series of letters have 
been placed in this vault. Also such of the genealogical man- 
uscripts and records, both originals and copies, as are most 
frequently consulted, and others wall be added to them as 
opportunity offers. This relieves our other manuscript vault, 
which had become badly crowded. 

Passing from the second room, or library work-room, through 
a doorwa}^ closed by a kalomine door, access is had to the stack 
room, formerl}^ the north picture gallery. This is practically 
a fireproof room, the entrance doorway and a skylight being the 
only openings in its solid stone or concrete walls. This room 
has been shelved with fine modern steel cases capable of 
*■■ holding above 25,000 volumes. Here our rare books — the 
thousands of early American imprints, rare volumes of laws, 
early editions of the classics, rare historical volumes, examples 
of early printing, and man}- other treasures that it would be 
exceedingly difficult if not impossible to replace— find a sate 
place, secure from danger of fire or theft; for only tlux^e in 
charge at the library are permitted in the room. 

Our "hall " where the meetings of the Society are held antl 
which is devoted to the display of historical objects, relics and 
curios, has been freshly painted and newly floored. The rov^n 
has been shortened by cutting off at the east end the wiilth 
necessary for a hallway from the old into the new part oi I lie 
Athenoeum building. This end has been finished in old oak 



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panelling removed from the old library room. On the floor 
formed by the ceiling of the hallway several of the oak book- 
cases from the old library room have been placed so as to form j 
three alcoves. These not only give needed space for books, • \ 
but add to the appearance of that end of the room. It is 
anticipated that our collection of directories of different cities 
and reports, issued by various departments of the United States j 
government will be placed on these shelves. The contents of \ 
this room have not yet been arranged, and it still remains 
closed to the public. 

One room which is a distinct gain and which when seen and j 

appreciated wdll be a source of pride to our members is the new j 

newspaper room, or rooms rather, situated in the basement of j 

the new Morgan Memorial building. In a long, low, fireproof j 

room two substantial double cases three shelves in height have \ 

been erected, and on these shelves the bound volumes of news- j 

papers to the number of 1,650 have been placed. This number j 

includes the papers belonging to the Hartford Public Library, 1 

which since 1893 have been in the Society's custody, and some 
files that have been received on deposit, as well as those i 

actually belonging to the Society. A small number of these 
volumes are duplicates. This room also contains a large 
alcove in which a quantity of unbound files of newspapers has 
been placed. In an adjoining fireproof and well lighted room 
two smaller cases have been erected, in which the recent files 
of several papers have been placed. This room contains space 
for the addition of more cases in the future and is an admirable 
room for use in the consultation of the papers. A card list of 
the papers, containing a separate card for each bound volume, 
has been compiled. 

No papers printed during the eighteenth century are shelved 
in these newspaper rooms. All such with some other papers, 
to the number of 200 volumes, are kept in one of the fireproof 
vaults in the Athenceum building. 

No plan by which readers may have access to these papers 
during the library hours each day has yet been arranged; but 
it is anticipated that some arrangement to that end will be 
entered into with the Hartford Public Library. 

Ten volumes have been added with the income of the Lucy 
A. Brainard Book Fund. They are: 



Browne, G. W., ed. Early records of Londonderry, Windham and 

Derry, N. H., vol. i. Manchester. 190S. 
Dawson, C. C. Dawson genealogy. Albany. 1874. 
Davenport, G. L. and E. S. Genealogies of families of Cohasset, 

Mass. 1909. 
Gray, G. A. Holmes genealogy. Boston. 1908. 
Howard, D. Howard genealogy. Windsor Locks. 1901. 
Jones, M. B. History of Waitsfield, Vt. Boston. 1909. 
Pierce, F. C. Pearce genealogy. Rockford. 1888. 
I Ridlon, G. T. Burbank genealogy. Saco. 1880. 

Wakefield, H. Wakefield genealogy. Bloomington. 1S97. 
Wyman, M. E. T. Antisell genealogy. 1908. 

With the income of the Charles J. Hoadly Fund four 
volumes have been purchased, one of which has not j-et been 
received. They are: 

Downs, C. A. History of Lebanon, N. H. Concord. 1908. 
I Harvey, O. J. History of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., vols, i, 2. Wilkes- 

I ' Barr6. 1909. 

The manuscripts added during the year are as follows: 

Lucius B. Barbour, Hartford. 

Copy of inscriptions from the Old cemetery, Baptist cemetery and 

Centerbrook cemetery in Essex. 
Copy of inscriptions from Woodstock third society cemetery and 

west society cemetery. 
Miscellaneous family bible records. 

Copy of inscriptions on stones in Dodd family lot, Zion Hill ceme- 
tery, Hartford. 
The late Lucy A. Brainard, Hartford. 

Copy of church records of Westchester society in Colchester. 
Adelia Dunham Brockway , Norivalk. 

Brock way family papers, deeds, etc., 1 702-1 778 (26). 
♦ William C. Gilmafi, Nojivich. 

Huntington family letters and documents 1776 (62). 
Charles L. Goodivin, Hartford. 

Many copies of deeds, town votes and probate records relating to 
the boundaries of the old cemetery in Hartford. 
Charles E, Gross, Hartford. 

Copy of survey of township number four, thirteenth range, Connec- 
ticut western reserve. 
Letter from John Caldwell to Gen. Moses Tryon, Hartford, Dec. S, 
182S. 
y. Coolidge Hills, Hartford. 

Organized charity record book no. i, 1879. 

Books containing record of cases, Conmion Pleas court. Hartford 

county, 1 888 (20). 
Records of the City court, Hartford, April iS78-Oct. 1889 (5). 



Dr. William Lazu, Cheshire. 

Documents containing Law family genealogy (5). 
Letters to Jonathan Law, 1S09-1S25 (3). 
Frederick L'Hominedieti, Deep River. 

Copy of the vital records from the Saybrook town records. 
Mrs. Alfred T. Perry, Marietta, O. 

Miscellaneous documents (25). 
Mrs. Gtirdon IV. Rzissell, Hartford. 

Old Hartford account books, 1 772-1 791 (4). 
Jane L. Sheldon, Hartford. 

Tax rate book, Hartford first school district, Dec. 31, 1807. 
Richard P. Spencer, Deep River. 

Copy of the vital records from the Saybrook town records. 
E. Stajiley Welles, Newington. 

Deeds and other documents, 1 790-1 Soo, relating to Rev. Nathan 

Strong's distillery (16). 
Letter from Elisabeth Steele (formerly of Hartford) dated Hines- 

burg, Vt., March 20, 1786. 
Land bounty warrant, 1S5S, to Mary Ann widow of John ^NlcClure 
for his service in the 18 12 war. 
Purchased. 

Rev. Enoch Huntington's diar}- for 1767, 1784, 1786, 1794-1796, 
1802- I 804. 
His sermon, 1781, on the surrender of Cornwallis. 
Autobiographical memoranda written by him in 1S05, 1806. 
Durham cornet band record book, 1861-1S65. 
Genealogy of the Bushnell family. 

Our large collection of eighteenth century Connecticut im- 
prints has been increased by the addition, through gift and 
purchase, of eighteen examples bearing dates 1765. 1769, 1779. 
1783, 1786 (2), 1787 (2), 1789, 1791, 1793, 1794 (3), 1796 (2), 

1797 (2). 

The purchase of a volume of the Windham Herald of March 
1795 to February 1797, gives us an almost perfect file for 
eleven and one half of the first thirteen and one half years of 
that newspaper's issue, 1 791-1804; and makes ours the most 
extensive file that is known to be extant. 

Our collection of genealogies has been increased by those of 
the following thirty-three families: Adams and Evarts, Antisell. 
Brewster, Buck, Burbank, Burrows, Carter. ChalTee. Davis 
(2), Dawson, DeCarpenter, Dwight (chart). Gleason, Hamlin. 
Holmes, Hooker, Howard, Jackson, Kool. Man, Middlebrook, 
Moffat, Norton, Pearce, Porter. Reed. Scranton. Sutliff. Taylor. 
Tree, Wakefield. Webber. 



From James J. Goodwin we have received, in continuation 
of series publications previously given, the Genealogist, vol. 25, 
and Buckinghamshire, vol. 2, of the Victoria History of the 
Counties of England, also parts of several volumes of the Index 
Library. We are further indebted to Vice-President Goodwin 
for the two beautiful volumes already issued of the genealogical 
series of the Victoria History, containing the county families 
of Hertfordshire and Northamptonshire. 

We are indebted to J. Pierpont Morgan for a subscription 
for a series of beautiful engraved and etched views of historical 
places, now being published by the Colonial Societ}' of America. 
Two portfolios of these views have been received. 

From James N. Arnold we have received the eighteenth 
volume of his valuable Vital Records of Rhode Island; from 
the Boston Book Company their annual magazine subject index 
volumes for 1908 and 1909; from Dr. William Law of Che.shire 
an interesting broadside of 1 768 giving instructions to Jonathan 
Law, the postmaster at Hartford; from the editor, E. Stanley 
Welles, the census of Xewington taken in 1776, the only 
instance in which the state census of any town taken at that 
time has come down to us; from the Massachusetts Historical 
Society Dr. Green's life of John Foster, the first printer of 
Boston; from William K. Bixby of St. Louis Inventory of the 
contents of Mount Vernon 18 10, privately published by him; 
from our life member Joseph F. Swords History of the State 
of Oklahoma, where he now resides, in two quarto volumes; 
from the United States government the second volume of the 
history of the uniform of the army. 

We have received from the Messrs. Geer of the Hartford 
Printing Company their annual donation of a set of directories 
comprising many prominent towns of this and other states, 
with a few from foreign countries. This year it consists of 
ninety-six volumes containing a total of 107,000 directory 
pages. The old directories are frequently consulted and form 
a valuable section of the library. 

With the exception of about a score of documents not yet 
copied because they are outside the Society- 's rooms, copy is 
prepared for the two remaining volumes of the Governor 
Jonathan Law papers, the first of which was published as the 
eleventh volume of our Collections. 



18 

Our total accessions for the year are about eleven per cent, 
greater than last j^ear. Exclusive of manuscripts they are by 
donation 378 volumes, 433 pamphlets and 23 miscellaneous; 
by purchase, including Brainard Book Fund and Hoadly Fund, 
141 volumes, 524 pamphlets and one miscellaneous; by ex- 
change one volume. These make a total of 520 volumes, 957 
pamphlets and 24 miscellaneous; or a grand total of 1,501 items. 
The relatively large number of purchases is accounted for by 
the securing at a low price of a quantity of reports of societies 
and associations and State departmental reports. j 

The number of readers shows a falling off as compared with j 

last year, perhaps due to the disturbed condition of the library. j 

The total for the year was 2,806; the smallest number for any j 

month being in June, the largest in October. j 

And now we are entering upon a new period in the life of j 

the Society; a period that it is to be hoped will prove not less j 

prosperous than the twenty years that have passed since the j 

revival in 1889 of interest in the Society and its work. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Ai,BERT C. Bates, Librarian. 



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INVESTMENTS 
HELD BY THE CONNECTICUT HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 

GENERAI. FUND. 

Par Standing Market 
n Value at Value 



lo shares Pitts., Ft. Wayne & C. R. R. Co., - $i,ooo oo i68 $i,68o oo 

40 shares Atchison, T. & S. Fe R. R., pref., - 4,000 00 102 4,080 00 

20 shares Southern Railway, preferred, - 2,000 00 62 1,240 00 

i5sharesSt. Louis & San. Fran. R.R., istpref., 1,500 00 66 990 00 

Deposit in Charter Oak National Bank, 67 00 — 67 00 







$8,057 00 


$1,000 00 


172 


$1,720 00 


1,000 00 


95 


950 00 


1,000 00 


102 


1,020 00 


4,864 64 


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4,864 64 


810 33 


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810 33 



PUBUCATION FUND. 

20 shares Clev. & Pitts. R. R. Co., 

10 shares Union Pacific R. R. preferred, 

10 shares Atchison, Top. & Santa F6 R. R., 

Deposit in Society for Savings, 

Deposit in Charter Oak National Bank, 

19.364 97 

THOMAS ROBBINS FUND. 

[This "perpetual fund, the avails of which (are) to be applied to the 
preservation, increase and improvement of the library," was created in 
1856 by a residuary clause in the will of Rev. Thomas Robbins, the 
Society's first librarian. The principal of the fund consists of the bank 
stock noted below and a savings bank deposit of $363.52.] 
5 shares Hartford National Bank, 

15 shares Phoenix National Bank, - 

16 shares City Bank of Hartford, - 
%• Deposit in Farmington Savings Bank, 

; 14,553 01 

LUCY A. BRAINARD BOOK FUND. 

[Established as the '* Book Fund " in 1892 by a gift from Miss Lucy 
A. Brainard. The original gift has been added to from time to time, so 
that now the principal of the fund is $1,116. The income only is to bo 
used for the purchase of books. The name of the fund was changed in 
1909.] 

Deposit with Society for Savings, - - - $1,16370 

CHARLES J. HOADLY FUND. 

[Established in 1901 by a gift from Mr, George E. Hoadley of 1.071 
copies of the Colonial Records of Connecticut, volumes 4 to 15, in mem- 
ory of his brother, Mr. Charles J. Iloadly. The proceeds of the s;ile of 



$500 00 


138 


$690 cx> 


1,500 00 


118 


1,770 00 


1,600 00 


97 


1,552 00 


541 01 




541 01 



these books constitute the principal of the fund, the income only of 
which can be used for the purchase of books. The fund now amounts 
to I520.] 

Deposit with Mechanics Savings Bank, - - - 1551 49 

PERMANENT GENERAI, FUND. 
[This fund, the principal of which now amounts to $200, was estab- 
lished by a gift to the Society in 1906. The income only is available 
for whatever purpose the Society sees fit.] 

Deposit with Mechanics Savings Bank, - - - $215 54 

WILWAM F. J. BOARDMAN FUND. 

[This fund is derived from the sale of copies of the "Boardman Geneal- 
ogy," "Wethersfield Inscriptions," "Boardraan Ancestry," and "Green- 
leaf Ancestry," given to the Society by Mr. William F. J. Boardman. 
Proceeds of the sale of these books form the principal of the fund, the 
income only of which is available for the purchase of genealogies and 
town histories, the preference to be given to such volumes as may per- 
tain to families treated of in the "Boardman Genealogy," "Boardman 
Ancestry," and "Greenleaf Ancestry." The principal of the fund now 
amounts to $156.] 

Deposit with Mechanics Savings Bank, - - - $163 69 

ANCIENT VITAI, RECORDS FUND. 

[This fund was instituted in 1907 and was raised by subscriptions from 
$1 to ^100. It is to be used in the publishing of the ancient town records 
of Connecticut, the sale of which it is expected will secure the con- 
tinuance of the fund.] 

Deposit with Hartford Trust Company, - - - $278 27 

GOI.DTH\VAlTE FUND. 
[Established in 190S by a gift of a number of copies of the " Gold- 
thwaite Genealogy." Money derived from the sale of these books is to 
be used for the purchase of books for the library.] 

Deposit with Charter Oak National Bank, - - $29 68 



,e5. 



ZTTcmbers €x ©fficio. 



Governor of Conjiecticut. 
Frank B. Weeks, Middletown, Jan. 6, 1909. 

Judges of the Supreme Court of Errors. 
Hall, Frederic B., Bridgeport, April i, 1889. 
Prentice, Samuel O., Hartford, July i, 1889.* 
Thayer, John M., Norwich, July 2, 1889. 
Roraback, Alberto T., Canaan, Sep. 21, 1897. 
Robinson, Silas A., Middletown, Feb. 9, 1890. 

Judges of the Superior Court. 
Wheeler, George W., Bridgeport, Feb. 28, 1893. 
Wheeler, Ralph, New London, March 14, 1893. 
Shumway, Milton A., Danielson, Jan. 14, 1894. 
Gager, Edwin B., Derby, July i, 1901. 
Case, William S., Hartford, Oct. i, 1901. 
Reed, Joel H., Stafford Springs, Nov. 6, 1904. 
Curtis, Howard J., Stratford, Jan. 31, 1907. 
Bennett, William L., New Haven, Sept. 9, 1908. 
Williams, William H., Derby, March 25, 1909. 
Burpee, Lucien F., Waterbury, March 30, 1909. 
Greene, Gardiner, Norwich, Feb. 6, 1910. 
* Also an active member. 



CtctiDc ZRcmbcrs. 



Those in Italics are Life Members. 

Adams, Arthur, Hartford, April 4, 1909. 
Adams, Benjamin, Brooklyn, N. Y., Jan. 8, 1907. 
Allen, Mrs. Carrie White, Hartford, Nov. 4, 1902. 
Allen, Francis Burke, Hartford, Jan. 2, 1906, 
Allen, Normand Francis, Hartford, Nov. 4, 1902. 
Alton, Charles D., M. D., Hartford, Nov. 13, iSSS. 
Alvord, Samuel Morgan, Hartford, April 7, 1903. 
Andrews, Frank D., Vineland, N. J., Nov. 7, 1905. 
Andrews, James P., Hartford, May 23, 1905. 
Andrews, Myron Allen, West Hartford, Jan. 10, 1S93. 



— '^e — 

Bacon, William Plumb, New Britain, March 4, 1902. 

Bailey, Frederic William, Worcester, Mass., March 3, 1890. 

Baker, Mrs. Josephine R., Boston, Mass., Nov. 13, 1894. 

Baldwin, Simeon Eben, New Haven, April 4, 1899. 

Barbour, Lucius A., Hartford, April 6, 1886. 

Barbour, Lucius Barnes, Hartford, Feb. 6, 1906. 

Barnes, Trescott C, Riverton, March 6, 1906. 

Barney, D. Newton, Farmington, May 23, 1905. • 

Bates, Albert Carlos, Hartford, July 2, 1889. 

Baxter, James Phinney, Litt. D., Portland, Me., April 2, 1907. 

Beach, Charles Edward, West Hartford, March i, 1904. 

Beach, George Watson, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Beach, Mary Elizabeth, West Hartford, Oct. i, 1895. 

Belden, John H., Falls Village, May 2, 1905. 

Belknap, Leverett, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1892. 

Benjamin, Howard Williams, Hartford, March 5, 1907. 

Bingham, Edwin Henry, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1S93. 

Bissell, F. Clarence, Hartford, Feb. 2, 1897. 

Bissell, Richard M., Hartford, Jan. 5, 1909. 

Blanchard, Joseph L., Hartford, March i, 1S92. 

Bliss, Mrs. Emily H. Loomis, East Hampton, Jan. 4, 1900. 

Bliss, Frederick Spencer, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1905. , -^ 

Bliss, Francis E., Hartford, April 2, 1895. 

Bliss, Walter, Hartford, April 2, 1895. 

Boardman, Thomas J., Hartford, March i, 1S92. 

Boardman, William Francis Joseph, Hartford, May 29, 1888. 

Booth, Charles Ed^s'in, New York, N. Y., April 4, 1905. 

Bostwick, Frederick, New Haven, May 4, 1909. 

Bowen, Clarence Winthrop, Woodstock, May 2, 18S2. 

Boyd, Edward Steele, Woodbury, Feb. 5, 1901. 

Brainard, Homer Worthington, Hartford, Nov. 13, 1S94. 

Brainard, Mrs. Mary Bnlkeley, Hartford, March i, 1904. 

Brainard, Morgan Bulkeley, Hartford, Jan. 5, 1904. 

Brainard, Newton Case, Hartford, Jan. 5, 1904. 

Brandegee, Frank Bosworth, New London, IVIay 23, 1905, 

Bridgman, Hemy H., Norfolk, April 7, 1903. 

Briggs, Warren R., Stratford, April 7, 1903. 

Brinsmade, John Chapin, Washington, Oct. 3, 1905. 

Brockett, Edward Judson, East Orange, N. J., May i, 1906, 

Bronson, Elliott Birdsey, Winsted, Nov. 5, 1907. 

Brooks, Isaac W., Torrington, May 5, 1S91. 

Bro-Smith, William, Hartford, Oct. 27, 1908. 

Browne, John D., Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Buck, John Halsey, Hartford, Jan. 4, 1S9S. 

Buck, John R., Hartford, March 4, 1S90. 

Bulkeley, Mrs. Fannie Briggs Hou^i^hton, Hartford, May i, 1894. 

Bulkeley, Morgan Gardner, Hartford, May i, 1S94. 

Bunce, Jonathan Brace, Hartford, May 26, 1S96. 



21 

Burton, Mrs. Martha Whiting, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1893. 

Butler, Louis F., Hartford, Oct. 27, 190S. 

Calhoun, David Samuel, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Calhoun, Mrs. Eliza Scott, Hartford, Nov. 10, 1896, 

Camp, Charles Lewis Nichols, New Haven, April 5, 1898. 

Camp, David N., New Britain, Feb. 4, 1S90. 

Capen, J. Cleveland, Bloomfield, Feb. 4, 1902. 

Carter^ Howard IVillisioji, Norfolk, May 6, 1890. 

Carey, Frank S., Hartford, May 7, 1907. 

Case, Erastus Ely, Windsor, Nov. i, 1904. 

Castle, Ernest Beecher, Brooklyn, N. Y., May 26, 1908. 

Castle, Henry Allen, Plainville, Feb. 6, 1894. 

Catlin, Abijah, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Catliu, William H., Meriden, Nov. 5, 1895. 

Champlin, William Hamilton, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1890. 

Chapin, Gilbert W., Hartford, March i, 1904. 

Chase, Warren D., Killingly, May 2, 1905. 

Cheney, Louis Richmond, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1895. 

Clark, Charles Hopkins, Hartford, May 25, 1S75. 

Clark, Mary, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1893, 

Clark, William B., Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 
% Collins, Atwood, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Cone, James Brewster, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1884. 

Converse, Alfred Woods, Windsor Locks, July 11, 1893. 

Cooley, Charles P., Hartford, Jan. 3, 1899. 

Cooley, Francis Rexford, Hartford, May 3, 1892. 
y Corbin, Mrs. Fannie Harrison, New Haven, Nov. 4, 1902. 

I Cornwall, Edward E., M. D., Brooklyn, N. Y., Nov. 7, 1905 

f Cowles, Walter Goodman, Hartford, Oct. 27, 190S. 

f Crofut, Mrs. Charlotte Phelps, Simsbur>', March 6, 1906. 

I Curtis, Mrs. Ella Coe Birdsey, Windsor, Dec. 4, 1894. 

'p Curtis, George Munson, Meriden, Nov. 7, 1899. 

I Cutler, Ralph William, Hartford, April 4, 1893. 

*: * Danforth, Ella, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1907. 

I Davenport, Daniel, Bridgeport, Nov. 5, 1907. 

« Davenport, Rev. John Gaylord, Waterbury, May 7, 1907. 

? -Day, Edward M., Hartford, Dec. i, 1903. 

I Dewey, Edward Watson, Hartford, May 7, 1907. 

I Dexter, Franklin Bozcditch, New Haven, Nov. 7, 1882. 

I Dickenson, Robert C, Hartford, April 2, 1907. 

I Down, Edwin A., Hartford, Dec. 3, 1907. 

I Dunham, Isaac Watson, Hartford, May 23, 1905. 

I Dunham, Sylvester Clark, Hartford, Oct. 27, 1908. 

p Dutcher, George IMatthew, ]\Iiddletown, Nov. i, 1904. 

\ Eddy, Samuel A., Canaan, Dec. 4, 1906. 

I Edwards, Stanley W., Granby, May 5, 190S. 

f Ellis, George W., Hartford, Dec. 6, 1904. 

I Ellsworth, Ernest Bradford, Hartford, May i, 1900. 



Elmore, Samuel Edward, Hartford, May 6, 1890. 

Ensign, Charles Sidney, Newton, Mass., Oct. 3, 1893. 

Ensign, Joseph Ralph, Sinisbury, Oct. i, 1S95. 

Ensign, Ralph Hart, Simsbury, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Farrand, Max, New Haven, Feb. 5, 1901. 

Faxon, Mrs. Nellie A., Hartford, Oct. 2, 1894. 

Faxon, Walter C, Hartford, May 6, 1902. 

Felt, Levi Lincoln, Hartford, April i, 1890. 

Fenn, Edward Hart, Wethersfield, May 24, 1904. 

Fenn, John Roberts, West Hartford, Nov. 5, 1S89. 

Fenn, Linus T., West Hartford, May 6, 1S90. 

Ferguso7i, Rev. Henry, Concord, N. H., June 3, 1884. 

Fitts, George Henry, Willimantic, Feb. 4, 1896. 

Forward, John Francis, Hartford, May 28, 1907. 

Fowler, Mrs. Sarah Brown, Guilford, Dec. 3, 1907. 

Freeman, Harrison B., Hartford, May 28, 1907. 

Freeman, Harrison B., Jr., Hartford, May 28, 1907. 

Fuller, Horace S., M. D., Hartford, April 6, 1886. 

Galpin, Ruth, Berlin, May 28, 1907. 

Gammack, Rev. James, LL. D., West Hartford, Jan. 4, 1900. 

Gates, Andrew Frink, Hartford, May 28, 1907. 

Gay^ Alice Ma^-ia, Hartford, March 3, 1896. 

Gay, Frank Butler, Hartford, Dec. 4, 1883. 

Gay, Julius, Farmington, Nov. i, 1887. 

Geer, Curtis Manning, West Hartford, Nov. i, 1904. 

Geer, Everett Selden, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1889. 

Genthe, Mrs. Martha Krugg, Ph. D., Hartford, May 23, 1905. 

Gettell, Raymond Garfield, Hartford, IMarch 3, 1908. 

Gilbert, Charles E., Hartford, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Gladwin, Sidney Morse, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Gocher, William Henry, Hartford, Dec. 3, 1901. 

Godard, George S., Hartford, Nov. i, 1S9S. 

Goodman, Richard J., Hartford, March 6, 1906. 

Goodrich, Arthur L., Hartford, Oct. 3, 1905. 

Goodwin, Charles L., Hartford, April 2, 1907. 

Goodwin, Rev. Francis, Hartford, Dec. 12, 1S76. 

Goodii'in, James Junius, Hartford, Feb. i, 18S7. 

Goodwin, Joseph Olcott, East Hartford. June 7, 1887. 

Grant, Ralph Morgan, East Windsor Hill, May i, 1906. 

Griswold, Charles, Guilford, March 6, 1906. 

Gross, Charles Edward, Hartford, July 2, 18S9. 

Hall, Mary, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Hall, William Hutchins, West Hartford, Oct. 3, 1905. 

Hamlin, L. Belle, Cincinnati, O., ]May 24, 1S98. 

Hammer, Alfred Emil, Branford, jNIay 2, 1905. 

Hammond, Joseph Churchill, Jr., Rockville, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Harriman, Rev. Frederick W., Windsor, Nov. 13, 1906. 

Harris, Mary Munson, Hartford, May 24, 1898. 



Hart, Samuel, D. D., Middletown, July 6, 1875. 

Hart, W. O., New Orleans, La., March i, 1910. 

Hathaway, Charles R., South Manchester, Dec. i, 1903. 
I Havens, Francis Wayland, Hartford, Dec. 6, 1904. 

I Hayden, Nathaniel Warhani, Windsor, Oct. 3, 1893. 

i Henney, William F., Hartford, May 7, 1907. 

I Henry, Edward Stevens, Rockville, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

f Hewins, Caroline Maria, Hartford, Feb. 2, 1897. 

I Hills, Jonas Coolidge, Hartford, May 26, 18S5. 

I Hine, Charles Daniel, Hartford, May 2, 1905. 

I Hitchcock, Henry Preston, Hartford, April i, 1890. 

\ Hoadley, George Edward, W^est Hartford, Feb. 5, 1901. 

i Holcombe, Mrs. Eniily S. Goodwin, Hartford, May 6, 1902. 



I Holmes, Mrs. Judith Bigelow, Winsted, April i, 1902. 

i Hooker, Edward W., Hartford, Dec. 6, 1904. 

4 Hopson, William Fowler, New Haven, March i, 1904. 

\ Howard, Daniel, Windsor Locks, May 23, 1905. 

I Howard, James Leland, Hartford, Oct. 27, 190S. 

I Howe, Harmon G., M. D., Hartford, Feb. 6, 1906. 

I Hungerford, Newman, Hartford, Nov. 7, 1S99. 

Huntington, Frederick J., Norwich, May 5, 1896. 

Huntington, Robert W., Jr., Hartford, Jan. 3, 1S99. 
i Hyde, Eplwaun Hemy, Hartford, May 7, 1SS8. 

Hyde, William Waldo, Hartford, Jan. 6, 1891. 

Isbell, Milton C, Ansonia, May 2, 1905. 

Isham, Norman Morrison, Providence, R. I., Nov. 13, 1906. 

Jackson, Charles Eben, Middletown, June 29, 1892. 

Johnson, W^illiam E., West Hartford, Nov. i, 1904. 

Judson, Stiles, Stratford, !May 23, 1905. 

Kellogg, George Aaron, West Hartford, May i, 1906. 

Kibbe, James Allen, Warehouse Point, Dec. 3, 1895. 

Kilbourn, Dwight Canfield, Litchfield, April 2, 1901. 

Knight, William Ward, M. D., Hartford, Dec. 4, 1894. 
% Kratzer, John W^illiam, Windsor, May 3, 1910. 

Lake, Everett John, Hartford, May 23, 1905. 

Larned, Ellen D., Thompson, Oct. 4, 1870. 

LeBrun, j\Irs. Maria OliA-ia, Montclair, N. J., May 25, 1909. 

Lee, Henry, Bridgeport, Nov. 5, 1895. 

Lewis, John B., M. D., Hartford, July 2, 18S9. 

Linehan, Mary Lessey, Hartford, Feb. 5, 1901. 

Lines, H. Wales, Meriden, Oct. 4, 1S92. 

Little, Thomas, Hartford, Oct, 3, 1905. 

Lockwood, Luke Vincent, Riverside, Dec. 4, 1900. 

Loomis, Archie Harwood, Paris, France, ]March 7, 1S93. 

Loomis, Thomas Hooker, Steuben ville, O., Oct. 2, 1906. 

Love, Rev. William DeLoss, Ph. D., Hartford, April 6, 1S.S6. 

Lunger, John B., Hartford, Oct. 27, 1908. 

Lyman, Albert House, Hast Hartford, Jan. S, 1907. 



Lyman, Theodore, Hartford, April 6, 1886. 

Lyman, Theron U., Hartford, Oct. 27, 1908. 

MacDonald, James H., New Haven, Nov. i, 1904. 

MacDonald, Mrs. Mary L. B., Hartford, Dec. 4, 1894. 

McKnight, Everett James, M. D., Hartford, May 23, 1905. 

McManus, James, Hartford, Feb. 4, 1908. 

Maltbie, Theodore M., Granby, July 11, 1893. 

Marcy, Thomas Knowlton, M.D., Windsor, Feb. 2, 1892. 

Markham, Ernest A., M. D., Durham, Dec. i, 1891. 

Martin, Charles Townley, Hartford, Nov. 13, 1894. 

Martin, Mrs. Mary Fuller, Bristol, March i, 1910. 

Marvin, Loren Pickney Waldo, Hartford, Feb. 4, 1908. 

Mather, Frederic Gregory, Stamford, May 3, 1910, 

Maxwell, Francis Taylor, Rockville, June 29, 1892. 

Maxwell, William, Rockville, Dec. 4, 1894. 

Merrell, Charles Jesse, Hartford, May 26, 1908. 

Messenger, Hiram J., Hartford, Oct. 27, 1908. 

Middlebrook, Louis Frank, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1907. 

Mitchell, Asahel W., North Woodbury, May 2, 1905. 

Moore, Ethelbert Allen, New Britain, May 2, 1905. 

Moore, James B., Hartford, Dec. i, 1908. 

Morgan, Forrest, Hartford, May 4, 1886. 

Morley, Edward W., LL. D., West Hartford, March 5, 1907. 

Morris, Edward B., Hartford, Oct. 27, 1908. 

Morris, Joh7i Emery, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1889. 

Morris, John P'elt, Hartford, Oct. 27, 1908. 

Morris, Mrs. Mary Pamelia, Hartford, April 4, 1905. 

Morse, Leonard, Hartford, May 28, 1907. 

Mortimer, Mrs. Sarah White Lee, Brookline, Mass., Dec. i, 1908. 

Moseley, Mrs. Florence C, New Haven, Nov. 4, 1902. 

Munson, Myron Andrews, West Hartford, Nov. 7, 1905. 

Naylor, James H., Hartford, Nov. 5, 1907. 

Nichols, James, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Noble, Charles Henry, New Milford, Nov. 7, 1905. 

Northam, Charles H., Hartford, March 7, 1893. 

Norton, Charles Augustus Quincy, Hartford, May 28, 1907. 

Norton, Frederick E., Hartford, Oct. 2, 1906. 

Olmsted, Fannie Maria, Hartford, Jan. 6, 1891. 

Page, Bertrand A., Hartford, Oct. 27, 1908. 

Paine, James Monroe, Danielson, Nov. 7, 1905. 

Parker, Edwin Pond, D. D., Hartford, Nov. 3, 1891. 

Parker, Francis Hubert, Hartford, April 6, 1886. 

Parker, John M., Jr., Hartford, April 4, 1905. 

Parker, Samuel Eugene, Shelter Island, N. Y., March 6, 1906. 

Parsons, 7^>^7«m, Hartford, April 4, 1S99. 

Parsons, Mrs. Louise B., New Britain, March 2, 1909. 

Patterson, Thomas H., Bristol, March 6, 1906. 

Pattison, Alexander T., Simsbury, May 2, 1905. 



I «?i 

Payne, Frederick Weller, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1907. 

Peck, Epaphroditus, Bristol, Jan. 4, 1898. 

Peck, John Hyde, West Hartford, Jan. 2, 1906. 
,' Peets, Mrs. Ella M. Meyers, New Haven, Jan. 5, 1909. 

{ Persian!, Charles C, Plantsville, Oct. 3, 1905. 

I Perkins, Arthur, Hartford, April 4, 1899. 

\ Perkins, J. Denting, Litchfield, April i, 1890. 

I Perkins, M^-s. Mary R., Hartford, Jan. 4, 1898. 

I Perry, Mrs. Anna Morris, Marietta, O., Oct. 27, 1908. 

i Persse, Mrs. Grace Windsor, Hartford, Nov. 2, 1909. 

I Phelps, Antoinette Randolph, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1893. 

I Phelps, Charles, Rockville, Nov. i, 1904. 

I Phelps, Charles Gustavus, Wallingford, Nov. 5, 1907. 

I Phillips, Ebenezer Sanbor7t, Bridgeport, May 3, 1898. 

Phyfe, Robert Eston, Hartford, March 3, 1908. 

Piper, Edwin P., Hartford, May 25, 1909. 

Pitkin, Albert Hastings, Hartford, Dec. 3, 1907. 

Pitkin, Mrs. Sarah L., Hartford, April i, 1890. 

Piatt, James Perry, Meriden, Feb. 6, 1906. 

Potter, Rev. Rockwell Harmon, Hartford, April 2, 1901. 

Pratt, Edward Burt, Hartford, May 24, 1904. 

Pratt, Lewellyn, D. D., Norwich, Nov. i, 1887. 

Prentice, Samuel Oscar, Hartford, Feb. 6, 1894. 

Preston, Edward V., Hartford, Oct. 27, 1908- 

Preston, Miles Barber, Hartford, April 4, 1899. 

Prichard, Katharine A., Waterbury, April i, 1902. 

Prior, Charles Edward, Hartford, March 2, 1909. 

Randall, Herbert, Hartford, April 7, 1903. 

Ray, Wyeth E., Hartford, Oct. 27, 1908. 

Raymond, Mrs. Selah N., Hartford, Nov. i, 1904. 

Richards, Francis Henry, Hartford, July 11, 1893. 

Risley, Mrs. Emoret Scott, Rockville, April 2, 1907. 

Robbins, Edward D., New Haven, June 5, 1883. 
*• Roberts, George, Hartford, April 2, 1S95. 

Roberts, Henry, Hartford, May 5, 1891. 

Robinson, John Trumbull, Hartford, May 27, 1903. 

Robinson, Lucius F., Hartford, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Rogers, Ernest E., New London, April 6, 1897. 

Rudd, Malcolm Day, Lakeville, March 6, 1900. 

Sage, John Hall, Portland, Nov. 5, 1895. 

St. John, Howell Williams, Hartford, Nov. 3, 1S91. 

Sattig, Gustave R., New Haven, May 28, 1907. 

Scott, Frederick Andrew, Terryville, May 28, 1907. 

Scott, J. Stanley, Hartford, Oct. 27, 1908. 

Searls, Charles Edwin, Thompson, Nov. i, 1904. 

Seymour, Morris Woodruff, Bridgeport, INIarch 3, 1S91. 

Seymour, Rev. Storrs O., Litchfield, INIarch 3, 1S91. 

Seymour, William O., Ridgefield, May 2, 1905. 



Sheffield, Henry Curtis, Hartford, May i, 1906. 

Shelton, Henry Tweedy, Bridgeport, April 5, 1S98. 

Shepard, James, New Britain, April 7, 1S91, 

Shipman, Arthur L., Hartford, Nov. i, 189S. 

Simmons, William S., Central Village, May 2, 1905. 

Simpson, Samuel, Tolland, Nov. i, 1904. 

Skilton, DeWitt C, Hartford, Feb. 4, 1S90. 

Smead, Edwin Billings, Hartford, May i, 1894. 

Smith, Frank George, Hartford, April 2, 1S95. 

Smith, Mrs. Jane T., Hartford, April i, 1890. 

Spencer, Alfred, Jr., Hartford, March 3, 1908. 

Sperry, Henry Marshall, Hartford, ]May i, 1906. 

Sperry, Lewis, East Windsor Hill, May 28, 1907. 

Stadtmueller, Frank Hepp, Elmwood, Nov. 3, 1903. 

Stanton, Lewis Elliott, Hartford, May 6, 1879. 

Starr, Elsie Gertrude, Newington Junction, April 4, 1905. 

Start', Frank Farnswoj'-th, Middletown, Nov. 7, 1882. 

Stear7is, Rev. Charles Ctcmmings, Claremont, Cal., May 29, 1S88. 

Steele, Edward Lee, Hartford, May i, 1906. 

Steiner, Walter Ralph, Hartford, March 2, 1909. 

Stevens, Harold Warriner, Hartford, Nov. 4, 1902. 

Stillman, Henry A., Hartford, Feb. 3, 1S91. 

Stoeckel, Carl, Norfolk, May 6, 1890. 

Stoeckel, Mrs. Ellen Battell, Norfolk, March 3, 1896. 

Stone, Charles Greene, Hartford, April 2, 1895. 

Stone, George F,, Hartford, Jan. 4, 1898. 

Storrs, Mrs. Mary R., Hartford, Nov. i, 1892. 

Sugden, Frank Waldo, Hartford, May i, 1906. 

Swords, Joseph Forsyth, Sulphur, Okla., May 7, 1S95. 

Talcott, Charles Hooker, Hartford, May 27, 1903. 

Talcott, Mary Kingsbury, Hartford, April i, 1S90. 

Tallman, James Hazelton, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1892. 

Taylor, Edwin P., Hartford, Dec. 3, 1907. 

Taylor, John M., Hartford, Dec. 5, 1893. 

Terry, James, Hartford, I\Iay 19, 1868. 

Thompson, Arthur Ripley, West Hartford, Dec. 3, 1901. 

Tillotson, Edward Sweetser, New York, N. Y., F'eb. 5, 1901. 

Tracy, Cornelius, Waterbury, May 2, 1905. 

Tracy, Dwiglit, Cambridge, ]Mass., May i, 1906. 

Tracy, Emma Louise, Short Beach, Conn., Nov. 5, 1895. 

Trumbull, Jonathan, Norwich, Feb. 3, 1891. 

Tidier, Mrs. Ellen Hall, Hartford, May 3, 1903. 

Tuller, Mabel Champion, Hartford, Nov. 4, 1902. 

Turnbull, Thomas, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1892. 

Turnbull, Thomas, Jr., M. D., Allegheny, Pa.. Nov. 3. 1S91. 

Tattle, Ruel Crompton, Windsor, Oct. 27, 1908. 

Tivichell, Rev. Joseph Hopkins, Hartford, Feb. 5. 1889. 

Twichell, Willis I., Hartford, Jan. 10, 1S93. 



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' Tyler, Rolliii Usher, Tylerville, Nov. 4, 1902. 

U.pham, Charles Leslie, Meriden, ]May 26, 1896. 

Upson, Lyman Allyn, Thompsonville, July 11, 1S93. 

Van Alstyne, Lawrence, Sharon, March 5, 1895. 

Wadsworth, Herbert Clinton, Hartford, May i, 1900, 

Walker, Williston, S. T. D., New Haven, Oct. 6, 1891. 

Warner, Donald T., Salisbury, Feb. 4, 1S90. 

Washburn, Albert L., Hartford, March 6, 1906. 

Waterman, Edgar Francis, Hartford, Nov. 3, 1903. 

Way, John Latimer, Hartford, Oct. 27, 1908. 
. Weaver, Thomas Snell, Flartford, May 3, 1S92. 

I Webb, Rodolphus L., Mystic, March 3, 1896. 

\ Welles, Charles Thomas, Hartford, Nov. i, 1892. 

I Welles, Edgar Thaddeus, New York, N. Y., Dec. 2, 1894. 

I Welles, Edwin Stanley, Newington, Nov. 5, 1895. 

•5 Whaples, Meigs Heywood, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1889. 

t White, Herbert Humphrey, Hartford, Jan. 5, 1897. 

I ' Whitmore, Mrs. Harriet Eliza Goulden, Hartford, Feb. 4, 1902. 

\ Whittlesey, Granville, Danbury, May 7, 1901. 

\ Wiard, Albert Lyman, New Britain, Dec. 3, 1907. 

t Wilcox, Edward P., West Winsted, Nov. 4, 1902. 

Wlllard, James LeBaron, Brooklyn, N. Y., May 23, 1905. 
\ Willard, Samuel Porter, Colchester, May 2, 1905. 

[Williams, Frank Backus, Hartford, May 28, 1907. 
Williams, George Clinton Fairchild, Hartford, Nov. 7, 1905. 
\ Woodruff, George ]][., Litchfield, April i, 1890. 

I Woodward, Charles Guilford, Hartford, May 27, 1903. 

f Woodward, P. Henry, Hartford, May 17, 1864. 

I W^oodward, Richard Warham, New Haven, Nov. 13, 18S8. 

Woodward, Mrs. Sarah Cazneau Day, New Haven, Oct. 7, 1S90. 
Worcester, Edward Strong, Norwich, May i, 1900. 
Wright, Asahel Johnson, Hartford, Nov. i, 1904. 
Wright, Fayette Lawson, Pomfret Center, May 2, 1905. 
%• Wright, Rev. Otis Olney, Sandy Hook, Nov. 7, 1905. 



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Hall, Hubert, F. S. A., London, Eng., Oct. 2, 1900. 



(Eorresponbtng IHcin&ers, 



Abbe, Prof. Cleveland, Washington, D. C, Dec. i, 1896. 

Andrews, Charles M., Ph.D., Baltimore, Md., Jan. 5, 1897. 

Brock, Robert A., Richmond, Va., March 2, 1886. 

Gardiner, Asa Bird, LL. D., L. H. D., New York, N. Y., March i, 1910. 

Green, Samuel A., M. D., LL. D., Boston, Mass., Nov, 9, 18S0. 

Isham, Charles, New York, N. Y., Feb. 4, 1890. 

Johnston, Henry P., New York, N. Y., Jan. 4, 18S7. 

Sheldon, George, Boston, Mass., July 2, 1S89. 

Winslow, Rev. William Copley, D.D., LL.D., Boston, Mass., Nov. 13, 1S94. 



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Adams, Benjamin, - . . - 

Adams, Charles Francis, - 

Adams, Henry S., 

Allen, Glover M., - 

Allen, Nathan H., - 

American Antiquarian Society, 

Amer. Ass'n for Interna'! Concil'n, - 

American Historical Association, 

American Irish Historical Society, - 

American Philosophical Society, 

Anc. & Hon. Artillery Co., 

Andover Theological Seminary, 

Arnold, James N., - 

Associated Charities, 

Ayer, N. W. & Son, - - 

Baker, Henry M., - 

Baldwin, Simeon E.. - 

Banks, James L., - - - - 

Barnes, Trescott C, - 

Bates, Albert C, 

Berkeley Divinity School, 

Bishop, H. F., - 

Bissell, F. Clarence, - - - - 

Bixby, William K., ~ 

Bok, Edward, 

Boston Book Co., - - . _ 

Brewster, Mrs. Lyman D., 

Brown, Henry B., - 

Buck, Albert H., - . . . 

Buffalo Historical Society, 

Bulkeley, Morgan G., 

Bunker Hill Monument Association, 

Burrows Brothers, _ . . - 

Cal. Society Sons of the Revolution, 

California State Library, - - - 

California Weekly, - - - - 

Cambridge Historical Society, - 

Canadian Government, - . . 

Carter, ISIrs. William T., - 

Casson, Herbert N., - 

Chaphe, A. J., - 

Chapman, William J., 

Chicago Historical Society, 

Commission des Antiques, 

Conn. Academy of Arts and Sciences, 



Brooklyn, N. Y., 
Boston, Mass., 
Brooklyn, N. Y., 
Boston, Mass., 
Worcester, INIass., - 
Worcester, Mass., - 
New York, X.Y., - 
Washington, D. C, 
Providence, R. I., - 
Philadelphia, Pa., - 
Boston, Mass., 
Andover, Mass., 
Providence, R. I., - 
Boston, Mass., 
Philadelphia, Pa., - 
Concord, N. H., - 
New Haven, Conn., 
New York, N. Y., - 
Riverton, Conn., - 
Hartford, Conn., - 
Middletown, Conn., 
New York, N. Y., - 
Hartford, Conn., - 
St. Louis, Mo., 
Philadelphia, Pa., - 
Boston, Mass., 
Danbury, Conn., - 
Washington, D. C, 
Cornwall, N. Y., 
Buffalo, N. Y., 
Hartford, Conn., - 
Boston, Mass., 
Cleveland, O., 
Los Angeles, Cal., - 
Sacramento, Cal., - 
San Francisco, Cal., 
Cambridge, INIass.. - 
Ottawa, Can., - 
Philadelphia, Pa., - 
Chicago, III., - 
St. Louis, Mo., 
Hartford, Conn., - 
Chicago, 111.. - 
Rouen, France, 
New Haven, Conn., 









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Conn. Society of Colonial Wars, 
Connecticut, State of, _ _ - 
Conn. State Board of Education, 
Daboll, L. E., - 

Davis, Edwin W., . _ . . 
Davis, Glierardi, . . . _ 
Depew, Cliauncey M., - . . 
Detroit Museum of Art, - - - 
Diocese of Connecticut, - - - 
Diocese of \'ermoiit, . . . 

Donnelly, Mrs. Charles F., 
Eardeley, William A., . - 
Ely, Rev. Foster, - . . . 
Essex Institute, - - ~ - - 
Evanstown Historical Society-, - 
Fairmount Park Art Association, 
Fobes Memorial Library, - 

Forbes, Ira E., 

Free Public Library, 

Geological Survey of Canada, - 

Goodwin, James j., - - - - 

Goold, Nathan, - - - - - 

Green, Charles R., - - - - 

Griswold, Stephen M., - 

Hart, Rev, Samuel, - - - - 

Hart, W. O., - 

Hartford Printing Co., 

Hartford Theological Society, - 

Harvard University, - - - . 

Hayden, Kate L., 

Henry, E. Stevens, - - . - 

Hills, J. Coolidge, - - . . 

Hispanic Society of New York, 

Historical Society of Delaware, 

Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 

Hodges, Almon D., Jr., 

Hooker, Margaret H., 

Illinois State Historical Library, 

Indian Rights Association, 

Intercollegiate Athletic Association, 

Jackson, Horace ^L, - 

Jameson, J. F'ranklin, - - 

John Crearer Library. 

Johns Hopkins University, 

Jones, Emma C. B., - 

Kilbourn, Dwight C., 

Kirk, The late Samuel J., - 

Kongl. Vitt. Hist. & Antik. Akad., 

Lake Mohonk Conference, 

Law, William, - - . - 

Leach, Josiah G., 

Lewis Institute, - - 



Hartford, Conn., - i 


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Hartford, Conn., - 


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Hartford, Conn., - i 


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Avoca, la.. 


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New York, N. Y., - 


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New York, N. Y., - 


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Detroit, Mich., 


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Windsor, Conn., - ' 


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Shelburne, Vt., - ; 


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Roxbury, Conn., - i 


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Brooklyn, N. Y., - 


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Stamford, Conn., - i 


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Salem, Mass., - 


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Evanstown, 111., 


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Philadelphia, Pa., - 


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Oakham, Mass., 


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Hartford; Conn., - 


2 


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— 


Jackson\nlle, Fla., - 


— 


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Ottawa, Can., - 


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4 


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Hartford, Conn., - 


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Portland, Me., 




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Olathe, Kan., - 


— 


I 


— 


Brooklyn, N. Y., - 


I 


— 


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Middletown, Conn., 


— 


— 


I 


New Orleans, La., - 


— 


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— 


Hartford, Conn., - 


96 


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Hartford, Conn., - 




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Cambridge, Mass., - 


2 


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Hartford, Conn., - 


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23 


2 


Rockville, Conn., - 


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Hartford, Conn., - 


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4 


New York, N. Y., - 


2 


2 


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Wilmington, Del., - 


— 


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— 


; Philadelphia, Pa., - 


I 


— 


— 


Boston, Mass., 


I 


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— 


1 Rochester, N. Y., - 


I 


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; Springfield, 111., - 


5 


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j Philadelphia, Pa., - 


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3 


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1 N. Brunswick, N. J., 


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, Washington, D. C, 


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— 


: Chicago, 111., - 


— 


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Baltimore, :Md., 


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2 


— 


j Cincinnati, O., 


— 


— 


I 


i Litchfield, Conn., - 


I 


I 


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! Hartford, Conn., - 


— 


— 


I 


Stockholm. Sweden. 


I 


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— 


Lake Mohonk, X.Y.. 


2 


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Cheshire, Conn., - 


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Philadelphia. Pa., - 


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i Chicago, 111.. - 


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Library of Congress, - - - - 
Litchfield Histor. & Antiq. Society, 
Loomis, Thomas PI., - 
Maine Historical Society, 
Manwaring, Mary E., 
Markham, Ernest A., - - - 

Maryland Historical Society, - 
Massachusetts Historical Society, - 
Massachusetts Record Commissioner, 
Matthews, Albert, - . . - 
Merchants Association, . . - 
Michigan Pioneer & Histor. Society, 
Minnesota Historical Society, - 
Mississippi Valley Historical Ass'n, 
Missouri Historical Society, 
Mitchell, J. Alfred, - - - - 
Moffat, R. Burnham, _ - . 

Moon, James H., 
Morehead, Joseph M., 
Morgan, Forrest, - - . - 
Morgan, J. Pierpont, . . . 

National Soldiers' Home, - - - 
Neifert, William W., 
Newberry Library, - . - - 
New Britain Institute, - - . 
New England Hist. Gen. Society, - 
New England Society, - - . 
New Haven Colony Histor. Society, 
New Jersey Adjutant General, - 
New York Cripples Hospital, - 
New York Historical Society, - 
New York Hospital Society, 
New York Public Library, 
New York Society Library, 
New York State Historical Ass'n, - 
Norton, Walter L., - 
Oberlin College, . - . - 

Ohio Society Sons of the Revolution, 
Ohio Society of Colonial Wars, 
Oregon Historical Society, 
Paltsits, Victor H., - ^- 
Parker, Samuel E., - 
Parniele, George L., - 
Pennsylvania Prison Society, - 
Pond, E. LeRoy, - . . . 

Porter, Juliet, 

Potter, Rev. Rockwell H., 
Princeton I'niversity, _ _ . 

Providence Public Library, 
Randall, Herbert, - '- 
Rathbun, The late Julius G., - 
Reynolds Family Association, - 



Washington, D. C, 
Litchfield, Conn., - 
Steuben ville, O., - 
Portland, Me., 
Hartford, Conn., - 
Durham, Conn., 
Baltimore, Md., 
Boston, Mass., 
Boston, Mass., 
Boston, Mass., 
New York, N. Y., ■ 
Lansing, Mich., 
St. Paul, Minn., 
Lincoln, Neb., 
St. Louis, Mo., 
Boston, Mass., 
New York, N. Y., ■ 
Fallsington, Pa., 
Greensboro, N. C., ■ 
Hartford, Conn., 
New York, N. Y., 
National Home, O. 
Hartford, Conn., 
Chicago, 111., - 
New Britain, Conn. 
Boston, Mass., 
New York, N. Y., 
New Haven, Conn. 
Trenton, N. J., 
Haverstraw, N. Y., 
New York, N. Y., 
New York, N. Y., 
New York, N. Y., 
New York, N. Y. , 
Albany, N. Y., 
Lakeville, Conn., 
Oberlin, O.. - 
Cincinnati, O., 
Cincinnati, O., 
Portland, Ore., 
Albany, N. Y., 
Shelter Island, X.Y 
Hartford, Conn., 
j Philadelphia. Pa., 
j Hartford, Conn., 
{ Worcester, Mass., 
I Hartford. Conn., 
' Princeton, N. J., 
! Providence. R. I., 
i Hartford, Conn., 
I Hartford, Conn., 
I Roslyu, Pa., - 



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Rhode Island Historical Society, 


Providence, R. I., - 





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Rhode Island State Library, 


Providence, R. I., - 


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Rockwell, Robert C, 


Pittsfield, Mass., - 


— 


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Royal Historical Society, - - - 


London, England, - 


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Royal Society of Canada, - 


Ottawa, Can., - 


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Royce, Emma H., - 


Hartford, Conn., - 


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I — 


Russell, Mrs. Gurdon W., 


Hartford, Conn., - 


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Sage, John H., - 


Portland, Conn., 




2 : 


St. Louis Merchantile Library, 


St. Louis, Mo., ^ - 


— 


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St. Louis Public Library, - - - 


St. Louis, Mo., * - 


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Schirmer, G., - - - - - 


New York, N. Y., - 


— 


I 1 — 


Sellers, Edwin J., - - - . 


Philadelphia, Pa., - 


I 


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Seymour, George D., 


New Haven, Conn., 


— 


I i— 


Shepard, James, _ . . _ 


New Britain, Conn., 


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Shipman, Arthur L., - 


Hartford, Conn., - 


— 







Smead, Edwin B. , - 


Hartford, Conn., - 




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Smith, Henry F., 


Hartford, Conn., - 


2 


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Smithsonian Institution, - 


Washington, D. C, 


12 


6 





Starr, Frank F., . - . . 


Middletow-n, Conn., 


— 


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State Historical Society, - - - 


Iowa City, la.. 


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State Historical Society, - - - 


Topeka, Kan., 


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State Historical Society, - - - 


Columbia, Mo., 


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State Historical Society, - 


Bismark, N. D., 


I 


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State Record Commissioner, 


Providence, R. I., - 


— 


I 





Stewart, F. H., Electric Co., - 


Philadelphia, Pa., - 


— 


I 





Still College, 


Des Moines, Iowa, - 


— 


I 





Stoeckel, Carl, ----- 


Norfolk, Conn., 


I 


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Stokes, Anson P., Jr., 


New Haven, Conn., 


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I 





Stone, Mrs, E. C, - 


Hartford, Conn., - 


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Storer, Horatio R., - 


Newport, R. I., 





2 





Straley, W., 


Nelson, Neb., - 


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SutlifF, Samuel M., Jr., - 


Downers Grove. 111., 


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Swords, Joseph F., - 


Sulphur, Okla, 


2 


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Syracuse Public Library, - - - 


Syracuse, N. Y., - 


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I i— 


Talcott, Mary K., - 


Hartford, Conn., - 


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Taylor, Dr. Oliver B., 


Hartford, Conn., - 


2 




Thompson, Slason, - - - - 


Chicago, 111., - 


— 


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Todd, Albert B., - . - . 


Stafford, Conn., 


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Tomlinson, Miss E. S., 


Waterbury, Conn., - 


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Towle Manufacturing Co., 


Newburyport, Mass., 


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Trinity College, - - - 


Hartford, Conn., - 


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United States, ----- 


Washington, D. C, 


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2 ! — 


U. S. Bureau of the Census, 


Washington, D. C, 


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TJ. S. Department of Education, 


Washington, D. C, 


4 


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U. S. Coast Survey, - - - - 


Washington, D. C, 


3 


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TJ. S. Brewers Association, 


New York, N. Y., - 


4 


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University of Cincinnati, - - - 


Cincinnati, O.. 




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University of INIinnesota, - - - 


Minneapolis, Minn., 


2 


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University of North Carolina, - 


Chapel Hill, N. C, 





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University of Toulouse, - - - 


Toulouse, France, - 


6 


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UniversitV of Vermont, - 


Burlington, Vt., 


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^^aill, W.'E., 


Waterville, Conn., - 


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Vermont Historical Society, 


Montpelier, Vt., 


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Vineland Historical Society, - 


Vineland, N. J., 




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Virginia State Library, - - .. 


Richmond, Va., 


2 




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Washburn, \V. L., - 


Medina, 0., - 





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Welch, Emma F., - 


Philadelphia, Pa., - 





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Welles, Charles T., - 


Hartford, Conn., - 


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Welles, E. Stanley, - - - - 


Newington, Conn., 









Wesleyan University, 


Middletown, Conn., 


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White, John B., 


Kansas City, Mo., - 


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Whiton, James, M., - 


New York, N. Y., - 


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Wiard, Albert L., - - - - 


New Britain, Conn., 


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Williams, C. S., 


New York, N. Y., - 









Wing, William A., - 


New Bedford, Mass., 





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Wisconsin Historical Society, - 


Madison, Wis., 









Worcester Society of Antiquity, 


Worcester, Mass., - 










Yale University, .... 


New Haven, Conn., 


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